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My name is Matt and I’m a Product Manager that works on Jira Cloud. Our team’s mission is to ensure all customers can easily find what they’re looking for across all Jira Cloud products. In the past year, we have read thousands of survey responses and spoken to dozens of customers who have told us that it can be hard to navigate Jira. We're listening. And we are working really hard to make it easier for people to find what they're looking for in Jira.
I've shared some of the updates our team has been working on in a previous community post, and since then we have a lot more to share! So here’s some of the latest we’re doing to create a more seamless navigation experience in Jira.
We've created a new page in Jira called ‘Your work' to help you easily navigate to your issues, projects, boards, and (Jira Service Desk) queues faster. On the ‘Your work’ page, we highlight all the work you've recently viewed, been assigned to, or starred. We're hearing from many customers that they love having this as their starting point in Jira. If you’d like to make the 'Your work' page the first place you land in Jira, click on the <link> from the “…” menu. (It's easy to revert if you need to, as well). Please reach (my contact information is below) out if have feedback on this page.
An improved navigation
We've heard your feedback that you prefer the horizontal navigation experience. I'm excited to share that we are working on an improved navigation for Jira. We're still sweating the details on this, so please stay tuned for a future post from me. If you're interested, you can try out an early exploration by installing this Chrome extension. You can also read more about how we're thinking about the top nav in this community post.
Breadcrumbs in Jira
We've made breadcrumbs more useful and easier to use by making them persistent across all Jira's primary pages. Breadcrumbs are a well-known pattern for site navigation and are commonly used as a secondary navigation aid. In Jira, our breadcrumbs start with Projects, which allow you one-click access to the entire Projects directory page. We think this will make it easier than ever establish a solid footing in the product and navigate your way back to anywhere you previously were.
A convenient advanced search panel
We’ve made it so all of the ‘View all’ links from the starred, recents and search panels extend to the full-width of the page. This should save you additional clicks by enabling you to browse and peruse these pages without ever having to leave the project context (i.e., where your Backlog, Active sprints and Queues are shown).
While I hope everyone is excited as we are for some of these new features, I do want to reinforce that creating a seamless navigation experience in Jira is a journey. And your input and feedback play a vital role in helping us navigate this journey. With that said, if you have any comments feel free to leave them below or reach out to me directly at mtse[at]atlassian[dot]com.