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Is there a way to assign a task to multiple users?

We have Developers that may work on a task together.  Is there a way to assign it to both?

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Hi @Kerry Wilson 

You cannot assign a single Jira issue (Task) to multiple users at a time.

Best approach is to break the main Task by creating sub-tasks and then assign those sub tasks within the team as needed.

Read the "Assignee" field as who is responsible for completing / progressing the task. If this is put on more than one person, it will end up in: "I thought, you were going to do it..."

Best

JP

Understood. However why can’t you have one owner and then people that are secondary/supporters. You don’t always want to break down a task into too many sub tasks.

User Stories need multiple roles like Product Owner, Business Analyst, UI, Tech etc. to work on it at the same time. 

Am I the only one that thinks that multiple task per role / resource are overkill and add additional complexity for users as well?

Like Henrik Madsen likes this

You could see the "Assignee" of an issue as the person being responsible for it. What you can do, is creating a multi user custom field with the persons working on the issue. Still, one person is responsible (assignee). If you have many workers on an issue, who defines that the issue is done/finished?

Hii @Kerry Wilson 

As @Gikku_Mathew_John said its right, but you can make custom field as multi user picker and then assign it to the screen of your project and when you want to assign a task to 2 or more users, you mention all users in that. And for sending notification you can add the custom field that you have made.

 

Best regards

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