Reply to a particular comment in an issue

Within an issue in a JIRA project there may be 100 issues. If comment number 20 poses a question or makes a statement is there a way to reply in a new comment (comment #101) to state that your reply is in response to comment #20? This feature is widely available in other issue tracking systems but I cannot see it available within JIRA. The question has been posed many times in the past but the replies I can see date back to 2012 and the feature was not available.

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Hi Malcolm,

Jira does not allow it, yet. Though, there is a kind of workaround, which is to reply to the comment via email. More info:

I went a little further and created a Feature Improvement request with the dev team. You can follow it here:

Any further question, please, don't hesitate to ask! :)


Many thanks Elisa, I'm sure this will be a welcome new feature to many users.

I am afraid the feature request in the other response is a duplicate. The origilan feature request is JRA-3406.

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