Quarterly Recap: 8 improvements to your Jira Software experience — and a sneak peek at what’s next!

Hello Community :wave:

My name is Finch, and I’m a Product Marketing Manager for Jira Software. Ease-of-use, team productivity, and improving developer experience is a priority at Atlassian, and our engineering and product teams have been hard at work delivering what you say will make Jira better and help you stay in the flow. I’m excited to share a round-up of what’s been released over the last quarter, and provide a sneak peak at what we’re working on currently! 

First up, here’s what we’ve released in the past few months: 

1️⃣ Jira Command Palette: Your new shortcut to efficiency

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You can now seamlessly interact with Jira with just your keyboard! Use the command palette’s shortcuts to find work, perform actions on issues, and navigate to key places in all Jira products. Learn more here.

2️⃣ Enjoy performance enhancements in company-managed boards and backlogs


Say hello to inline editing, more out-of-the-box filters, redesigned epic and version panels, and much more. None of the board and backlog functions you use to plan or track will be lost – just upgraded for a better experience. Learn more here.

3️⃣ You can now manage any team (even if not a member)

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Good news for organization admins: you can now make changes to any team within your organization even if you’re not a member! This means you can now add, approve, or remove members, change the profile header image, or even delete the team completely. Learn more here.

4️⃣ Introducing 2 new ways to quickly edit issues

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We improved how you edit issues in team-managed projects. Make changes to cards directly from the board view, and eliminate the need to open up an issue just to make a simple edit. You can also bulk edit the backlog for up to 50 items — just select multiple issues, right-click, and make your edits! Learn more here.

5️⃣ Quick search updates: Filter by “last updated”


You can now get to your relevant issues faster by filtering for issues that were last updated within a certain time period (last updated means that a change was made to the issue). Learn more about the “last updated” filter here.

6️⃣ Edit Confluence pages without leaving Jira issues

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Open Confluence pages right within a Jira issue! With this embedded experience, you don’t need to open up a new window or tab. Instead, you’ll have access to the rich Confluence page editor directly in this Jira view. Learn more here.

7️⃣ Quickly understand what Jira Issues are being referenced in Google Docs

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Using smart chips, Google Docs users now have a way to quickly understand what Jira issues are being referenced within docs. Instead of displaying a long URL when you paste a Jira link, you can now hover to see the issue name and additional info about the linked issue. Get the integration here.

8️⃣ We removed the Single Email Address field in Jira Notification Schemes


In our ongoing efforts to ensure the security of our users, we deprecated the Single Email Address field in Jira Notification Schemes for Jira Cloud. While this feature was useful for many users, it also raised concerns due to its unrestrained limits. Learn more here.

…But that’s not all! Check out what’s coming next to make your Jira Software experience better.

As mentioned, you and your teams will continue to see enhancements to Jira Software in the coming months and beyond, so here’s a little preview:

  • Flexible naming of epics. Use your preferred terminology for epics to create consistent (and SAFe compatible) naming in Jira Software Cloud.

  • Atlassian Intelligence. Stay tuned for AI-powered enhancements to how you perform searches in Jira and write issue descriptions, updates, and comments.

  • Bulk edit from the backlog. Save time by being able to update multiple tickets at once from the backlog

  • Mobile app updates. A big change is coming how users create issues on mobile! This new issue create will include collapsable sections making it easier for users to find required fields.

We’ll share more about these features and others as they’re released and in the meantime, we cannot thank you enough for the continued support and we look forward to hearing your feedback! :blue_heart:


Juan Favela
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October 26, 2023

Can we add a human-readable ranking number column to the next build? Your customers would greatly appreciate it if it can be added to the backlog and custom filters. 

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Margaret Clark October 29, 2023

I am excited to see the Bulk edit from the backlog feature. That will be great when working on grooming.

Pasquale Lapomarda
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November 2, 2023

@Finch Grace When I use the enhancement, I don't see the total story points, just the remaining story points in the backlog view. Please LMK if you want me to email or DM you screenshots.


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