What’s new in
Jira Software Cloud

     Next gen

     Core experiences



     Cloud platform

Core experiences

Improvements to administration, navigation, the Jira issue, and more


Whether your organization is using classic project types, next-gen project types or a mix of both, we’ve recently made and will continue to make Jira faster, more user friendly, and more powerful.  

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This page shows a curated selection of features we’ve released and upcoming features on our roadmap. All forward looking items are subject to change.


Search, sort, and modify issues with a more powerful project issue navigator

Enjoy a more intuitive and faster issue search experience with a more robust project issue navigator: in addition to text search, you can now filter by Assignee, Reporter, Status, and Issue Type.

List view in issue navigator for a quick overview

Our new list view, available in both next-gen and classic project templates, helps you get an overview of all the issues in your project in a simple table that can be easily filtered, sorted, and exported. Read on to see what this new functionality allows you to do (better) that you couldn’t do before.

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Plan the big picture with roadmaps for classic projects

Sketch out the big picture, communicate plans with stakeholders, and ensure your roadmap connects to your team's work - all in a few clicks in Jira Software Cloud.

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Backlog planning better than ever in Jira Cloud for Mac

Grooming your backlog and planning your sprints can be done easily in the Mac app.

Backlogs now display:

  • Assignee avatars
  • Story points and total points per sprint
  • Quick filters
  • Sprint goals
  • Epics, labels, and status
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Development info all in one place in Jira Cloud for Mac

Mac app expands development info which enables you to complete your agile software development workflow faster and more efficiently – without the need to move between multiple products.

The new ‘glance panel’ within issues enables you to quickly view: branch details, commits, pull requests, builds, reviews. Soon, you’ll be able to go directly to a linked pull request with a single click & more!

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Search smarter

Find what you need faster with upcoming improvements to Jira’s quick search. Soon you'll see more more results with better metadata to help you know you’ve found the right thing. We're also adding personalized quick filters for the people and spaces you work with most.

Building a better navigation for Jira Cloud

We are building a new navigation experience that puts the navigation at the top of your screen for a more familiar look and feel. We are also adding many highly requested improvements like adding a dropdown for your favorite dashboards and filters.

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Share links to specific comments on Jira issues

Speed up your team's communication and collaboration by using permalinks in the new issue view. Soon, you can share and link people to a specific comment or work log item.

Keep your team in the loop with team @mentions

We’re making it easier for you to keep everyone in the loop with team @mentions. Keep your team informed on an issue or notify a team about a bug. You'll be able to @mention a team, just like you would an individual today. 

Control the privacy of comments on Jira issues

Exercise more control over who can see specific comments on Jira issues, whether that’s only admins or people in a specific role. 

*Available only in classic templates

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Create a scalable layout for Jira issues with many fields

We’ve made the Jira issue more accessible for customers who have many fields with our new 'field tabs'* feature, which enables you to group multiple fields together in small folders. Learn more

*Available only in classic templates

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New, robust functionality in Jira Cloud for Mac

Last October we launched Jira Cloud for Mac, a new, snappy, and simple way to use Jira. We will be rolling out three exciting features in early 2020:

  • Developer tool status: commits, pull requests, builds and/or deployments information will be visible on the issue view, so additional action can be taken if necessary.
  • Monitor progress of releases: teams can now track productivity in Jira Cloud for Mac by monitoring the progress of their releases.
  • Measure and monitor: burndown, velocity, and cumulative flow diagram reports are all coming soon.

Empower every user to customize email notifications

Enable everyone on your team to customize email notifications from Jira Software, so they only get updates about the issues they want.  

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Navigate to work you need to find faster on the 'Your work' page

Find and resume the work you care about most on the 'Your work' page. Soon, you'll be able can access the five most-recent projects you've visited. Dive straight into your board with a single click. Or, see all your assigned work with the 'My open issues' filter.

Create unique security levels in Jira’s new issue view

Make sure only the stakeholders you choose are able to view specific work items by creating granular security permissions for Jira issues.

*Available only in classic templates

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Creating unique security levels on Jira's new issue view

Enjoy faster load times with new Jira performance improvements

Performance is an ongoing journey in which we continue to invest. We’ve recently shipped some meaningful updates:

  • The navigation sidebar now loads 2x faster.
  • Jira’s project directory now loads 10x faster.
  • Next-gen boards load 1.5x faster.
  • Next-gen backlogs loads 1.8x faster.

You’ll continue to see and experience performance improvements across Jira Cloud in the quarters ahead.

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Find what you need more seamlessly with new navigation enhancements

We’re constantly fine-tuning Jira’s navigation to make it faster and easier to find what you need.

  • We’ve added a new page into Jira called 'Your work' to help you more easily find items you’ve previously viewed or starred as well as incomplete issues that are assigned to you.
  • We’ve recently added links within the navigation, in the starred and recent drawers, to help you quickly jump to 'view all' of your boards, projects, filters, or dashboards.
  • We’ve added breadcrumbs towards the top of the screen so you can easily find your way back to where you were previously in the product.
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Introducing the native Jira Mac app featuring Dark Mode

We’re introducing a native desktop app for customers using a Mac. The desktop app is fast and nimble companion app for people that want to manage their workflow right on their desktop. The app has been designed with ease and simplicity in mind, so finding and switching projects has never been more seamless. Users will also enjoy all the benefits of a native application in MacOS, including customizable push notifications.

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Developer tool links and panels Jira Cloud for Mac

View and interact with third party developer tools directly from the Mac app without navigating between multiple products.

You soon will be able to access all of your dev-tool information directly from linked issues in the app, including pull requests, commits, repositories, and builds – right down to specific code within individual branches saves time and moves work forward faster.

More powerful searches with custom fields in issue navigator

Run powerful searches with custom fields in the issue navigator.

We are expanding a set of field that you will be able to search with: labels, resolution, priority, and a few others will be added to the issue navigator. Using these fields you can further refine your searches, which will save your time and make you more efficient when you work in your projects.

View dashboards in iOS, Android and Mac apps!

Viewing and sharing dashboards with your team, stakeholders, and leadership is about to get a whole lot easier.

Soon you will be able to access your Jira dashboards from your devices. Quickly see an overview of tasks, track progress and achievements, or even spot bottlenecks even when you are away from your laptop.