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Converting a Task into a Story


If I "Move" a JIRA ticket from a task to a story, what will happen to the sub-tasks of that task? Will they become sub-tasks of the Story?

Thank you

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Hi @Noam Guttman,

Yes, they will just remain as sub-tasks of the story. 

Hi, how can I convert a Task to a Story please?


Disregard, discovered how to do it.  Thanks.

KPapaj I'm New Here Mar 08, 2022

@Rubie Guerrero  how did you change the task to a story?

@KPapaj Posting the answer here in case someone else finds this thread useful:

1. Click the three horizontal dots in the top right

2. Select Convert to Issue

3. In the dropdown menu, select Story 

Dave I'm New Here Jun 01, 2022

This did not work for me. I cannot covert a task to a story. Perhaps it's a setting controlled by our administrator. The Action menu did not have it either. I can only convert a task to a subtask.

jira - Screenshot 2022-06-01 105052.png

Hi @Dave ,

use the move option from the menu in your screenshot. Then follow the steps in the wizard that appears.

With the task open, in the top left is the view of its parent and a link to the task itself.


Click the icon next to the task link, and then choose a new type.

jira change issue type.png

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