A user can add themselves as a watcher to a particular Jira item in the current next-Gen Project (Cloud-based).
Any plans to allow a user to add another user as a watcher ?? This is supported is non-Next-Gen projects.
With the recent changes in Jira, now it's possible to manage and create roles in next-gen projects.
The roles created by Jira it's not possible to edit and by default, the Member role doesn't have permission to manage watchers, but you can create a new one.
Go to Project settings > Access > Manage roles > Create role.
Add a name, description and select "Add or remove issue watchers".
To allow users to view the list of watchers, scroll down to the last option and select the "View watchers" permission:
Hope this helps!
Currently, it's not possible to add other users as watchers or view the watcher list in the new issue view. We have a feature request suggesting the implementation of this ability:
Please, click on vote and watch to receive updates about the feature.
Next-gen projects have by default the New issue view, so if you disable this new view on your profile, for example, it won't affect next-gen projects, because it was already created with this new view, that's why the feature request JRACLOUD-69751 also applies to next-gen projects.
+1 from me, my next-gen projects really miss this feature. Some of our teams members are working on several projects (some classic, some next-gen) and people ask me how come they cannot add watchers in next-gen projects whereas they just did so in ye Olde style project(s).
Please please let us know if there are plans to implement adding other people as watchers in next-gen.
And if no then why: maybe a next-gen project is awesomely automated and it spares us the need we seem to have to add other unmentioned team members to lure them into visiting the issue? Mmm? Please elaborate, I'm sure we are all eager to either get the feature or learn how we don't need it (which would also be awesome, innit?)
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