New features in JIRA Software

See what's new in the latest, greatest version of JIRA Software

View code in context with syntax highlighting

JIRA comments and descriptions now support code formatting and syntax highlighting in over 32 popular programming languages, ensuring collaboration among engineers is more seamless than ever.


Surface dev and build status in more places

Keep your team up-to-date in realtime by surfacing the development status and build status of every issue in JIRA's issue navigation.

Split issues with a click

Divide any JIRA ticket into two or more smaller, more manageable work items. You can even estimate and re-estimate these tasks as you go.

Move work to done in bulk

Move multiple cards at the same time by pressing control/command to bulk move effortlessly.

Link projects and source code

Pair any JIRA Software project to its corresponding Bitbucket or GitHub repository with a click and join the hundreds of thousands of teams releasing 14% more often and closing 23% more issues.

Get full context at a glance

Our redesigned agile cards are cleaner, easier to read, and display the most important information that every team member needs at his or her fingertips.

Move work to done on Android

With JIRA Software for Android, your single source of truth is always in your pocket. Track team progress in real time, join the conversation from anywhere, and capture and assign issues on the go.

Prioritize your Kanban backlog

Ensure your Kanban team is always working on the highest priority issues with the new Kanban backlog. Faster and easier prioritization of work items means that the most important work is always ready to be tackled next.

Move work to done on iOS

With JIRA Software for iPhone, your single source of truth is always in your pocket. Track team progress in real time, join the conversation from anywhere, and capture and assign issues on the go.

Keep your eye on the goal

Add a sprint goal to each sprint to remind your team of the big picture and the larger objective at hand.

Invite your team with a click

JIRA administrators can now add new team members into any project in seconds, directly from the sidebar.

Get started your way

JIRA Software's new onboarding experience gives you a direct path to the project that's right for you. Choose from sample data, imported data, or a brand new project and have your team up and running in seconds. 

Delegate sprint management

New sprint permissions in JIRA Software give team leads, scrum masters, and end users more control. By adding new levels of permissions, those working in sprints can be more agile and work the way they want.

Add context to flagged issues

The new flag and comment feature brings flagging and commenting into a single action, so team members always have context around why an issue is flagged.

Organize large bodies of work

To keep you organized, completed and closed epics, or epics from other projects, no longer appear in the epic link field when you use the epic link dropdown.

Edit issues in agile boards

Reduce context switching and save time by editing issues from your agile board or backlog. We've made editing issue fields consistent so that you can edit fields and drag and drop attachments without having to view the issue in a new window.

Configure Versions and Components

Perform all actions related to Versions and Components configuration - search, create, view, update, delete - in one place. Make changes directly from the Release and Components pages, and drag and drop versions in the Releases section to help you sort and prioritize work.

Delegate workflow management

Project administrators can now create, edit or delete transitions, or add a status to a non-shared or non-default workflows, giving them more control over their processes while reducing requests on global admins.

Rich text editor

Create, edit and format issue descriptions and comments the way you want them with rich text editor. If you're copying and pasting from another application or adding tables to an issue description, easily do so without using Wiki markup.

Export issues directly to CSV

Save yourself time and effort in post-processing with the flexible file type that's compatible with just about every application - CSV. Import and export file types are now consistent so you can trust that the data will be brought over successfully.

Clone issues without sprint details

Have you ever needed to carry over an issue from a sprint to another sprint, board or even a different project? You can now clone an issue without bringing over historical sprint details.

Get started your way

JIRA Software's new onboarding experience gives you a clear path that's exactly right for your project. Choose from sample data, imported data, or a newly created project to help you better understand how JIRA Software can be used. 

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