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How to turn on Next-Gen

I got the Jira email blast telling me that Roadmaps are available now. Great!  But I can't figure out how turn them on.

I have viewed:

and I don't get the "Create project > Try a next-gen project." option.


I have viewed:

And I don't get the "Features" option in Project Settings.


I am the site admin, and we are using the cloud version of Jira.


What am I missing?

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Figured it out:


To create a next-gen project:

  1. Choose the Jira icon ( or ) > Projects.
  2. Select Create project.
  3. Select Change template when asked to name your project. Then, select the Agility project template (the former name of next-gen projects).

I’m using free jira software. And I followed exactly the same steps you previously followed and I’m trying the last link but I don’t have the “agility” option 

Like Leandro Matilla likes this

Has anyone confirmed if it is possible to convert legacy projects to next gen? We have a ton of old projects; would be a pain have to create new projects and migrate issues over just to take advantage of the new features. 


Did you ever find a way to convert legacy projects to next gen?



also, the generic visibility is lost across projects, even for admins.

It is also a pain to manager cross field definition, issue types and workflows...


I would like to create a high-level roadmap for a number of different projects. is there a way to add issues from other projects to a next-gen project epic?

Same problem.  My Jira Cloud (trial) account still shows 99% of the old Jira.  There's no notifications or tours regarding the new Jira.

I was really excited about Next-Gen, but I can't be wasting time trying to figure this out.

Okay the instructions at seems to work.

It should be linked in the blog post and announced, so current users know how to access it:

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