Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

How do I stop watching all issues in a project?

I used to work on a particular project but I no longer do. How do I stop watching ALL the issues in that project?

2 answers

1 accepted

33 votes
Answer accepted

Click on the “profile” icon button on top right of nav bar and navigate to “Issue Navigator”:

Type the following into the search bar in Issue Navigator:    project = "???????" AND watcher = currentUser() and hit enter. Replace ?????? with your project name

Then choose the “Tools” button on the top right and select “All 124 issues”

Then click the check box next to “Summary” to select all issues and then press “Next”

Then select “Stop watching issues” and hit next.

Viola! 😊

Thanks for this. Truly works. Luckily I had that level of access.

Like # people like this

Thank you so much for the advice!

For anyone reading this issue now. It looks like they have slightly changed how you can achieve this, from the search box in top right of the navbar, you want to click on advanced issue search then click the text next to the search button that says "Switch to JQL". You are then able to run the search as described above.

Like # people like this

Very handy. I'm in the same situation, @Daniela Boninelli . I just used this procedure to unwatch 58 issues at once. Thanks for posting this. 

Russell Graham
I'm New Here
I'm New Here
Those new to the Atlassian Community have posted less than three times. Give them a warm welcome!
Mar 28, 2023

To add on for those finding this now, instead of the Tools option mentioned before, you can click the "..." menu button in the top-right and select the Bulk Change... option.


The Stop Watching Issues option will only remove yourself as a watcher; other watchers are unaffected.

Like tara.privette likes this
1 vote
Sreenivasaraju P
Rising Star
Rising Star
Rising Stars are recognized for providing high-quality answers to other users. Rising Stars receive a certificate of achievement and are on the path to becoming Community Leaders.
Feb 14, 2019

Hi @Daniela Boninelli,

You can achieve this using bulk transition.

If you have "bulk edit" permission (it's a global permission), then you can run a filter for "project = X" (or even "I am a watcher" or whatever else), bulk edit the results and remove yourself as a watcher from everything.

Thank you very much for your prompt answer.

This should  work for existing issues but how do I not become a watcher for any future issues on a project

Like # people like this

how is this done in the Cloud version of JIRA?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events