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Is there a way to create a custom status category?

Is it possible to create a status category of Red for the Blocked status?  Currently, I only see Gray (To Do), Blue (In Progress), Green (Done).

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@Jarred Alford 

Welcome to the community.

That is not a feature that Atlassian will make available. See:

Tell us more about the background of why you want this, and maybe the community can suggest an alternate solution.

"I understand that our decision may be disappointing. "

Yes its very dissapointing.

In the roadmap u have tasks in 3 categories


- In Progres

- Done

But in reality u can have something like


- In Progres

- Document

- Done

Its kinda big difference if u look to roadmap and see that epic has 80% of tasks In progress and 20% in Done


10% in progress, 70% to be documented and 20% done. For the first point of view it looks like that epic is in deep sh*t. In the other one its like 'oh development is done. just document it'.

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Mar 15, 2021

Hi @Jarred Alford,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

No, the status categories are predefined by Atlassian and you cannot add your own category to that list. 

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