Watching a User (not an issue) in Jira

Is there any way to watch a user, not an issue in Jira?

If I want to watch all the issues assigned to Developer John Smith and be notified when there is a change? Can I do it? If yes, can you please tell me how.

Thank you,

- Lena

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Not really.

You can sit on their profile page and watch their activity feed, but that's not really useful in general.

The best you can do, I think, is to define a filter for "Assigned to John Smith and updated > -Y", where Y is a number of hours/days you want to go back. You can then subscribe to it, and you'll be emailed it on a regular basis (make sure the interval for the subscription is at most Y). You can visit the filter any time too.

I have found the filters in JIRA to be really useful. I rarely subscribe, because I'm in the app most of the day.

Same here - I hit my dashboard often enough that a few saved filters pushed through gadgets there save me needing to read an email!

Also a slightly better filter will be (if you are strictly looking at changes between specific status) is to use the JQL - status changed by 'username'

We decided to live without this functionality. Thank you!

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This is the kind of function that is really useful to a Test Manager.

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