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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-5493

Ability to add watchers during issue creation



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      NOTE: This suggestion is for JIRA Server. Using JIRA Cloud? See the corresponding suggestion.

      Atlassian Update – 16 February 2018

      Hi everyone,

      Thanks for your interest in this issue.
      This request is considered a potential addition to our longer-term roadmap.

      We'll typically review this request in about 12 months time, at which point we’ll consider whether we need to alter its status.

      For the nearest future we've decided to prioritize other areas of the Jira Server roadmap, including:

      • Performance and stability improvements
      • Archiving projects for improved performance
      • Optimising the use of custom fields
      • Improving performance of boards
      • Improving Jira notifications
      • Allowing users to edit shared filters and dashboards
      • Mobile app for Jira Server

      As a work-around, you can use "@mentions" in the issue description to notify other users about the issue being created. They can then decide if they wish to watch the issue.

      You can learn more about our approach to highly voted server suggestions here.

      To learn more on how JAC suggestions are reviewed, see our updated workflow for server feature suggestions.

      Kind regards,
      Jira Server Product Management

      Original request description:

      As a Project Manager I want to make sure that respective team members (including me) are informed about new issue creation and depending on an issue type are automatically added as watchers. I want this to action to become inseparable from issue creation, so that the original issue reporter does not have to inform anyone about issu creation manually. I want to be able to control the watchers' list and nominate the users.


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