Editing own comment does not show original vs. new values

When editing your own comments on an issue it does not display the original value of the comments (on the All activity tab), but if you edit another user's comments, then it does display the old/new values.

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Hi Anthony,

There is a known Improvement ticket regarding to show the change history of the edited comments:


You can vote on it for the implements.

As far as I know comment history is not being show in the activity tab at all. I notifications are enabled you see the changes made to a comment but not in JIRA...

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Ahmad Danial Atlassian Team Jun 04, 2013

Hey there, Anthony.

What do you mean by the original value of the comment? As far as I have checked, the original value is not shown on the All tab and whenever the comment is edited, it will show the edited mark next to the time the comment was made. Do you happen to use any third-party plugins for this? Perhaps if possible you can show a screenshot to this?

Warm regards,


After reviewing the issue further, it appears changes to other issue fields (summary, description, status, etc.) show the original vs. new values, whereas editing a comment does not.

With that said, it would be nice if the comments did show what was changed, instead of just saying "edited".

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