How To Add Status In Jira

Jira, a widely-used project management tool developed by Atlassian, allows you to plan, track, and manage your agile software development projects in a streamlined and efficient manner. One of the robust features of Jira is the flexibility it provides in customizing various project statuses, enabling teams to tailor their workflows according to their unique needs.

In this post, we will guide you through the steps on how to add a status in Jira.


Before proceeding, please make sure you have the necessary permissions to make changes to workflows in Jira. You should either be a Jira admin or have been granted the appropriate rights.

Steps to Add Status in Jira

Step 1: Access the Administration Panel

First, you need to access the administration panel. Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right corner of the screen and select Issues.

Step 2: Access Workflow Settings

On the left-hand side, under the WORKFLOWS heading, click on Statuses.

Step 3: Add a New Status

On the appearing screen, you will find a button labeled Add Status. Click on it to create a new status.

Step 4: Define the Status Details

Finally, fill in the Name, Description (optional), and Status Category (indicating whether the status is To Do, In Progress, or Done).

Then, click on the Add button to save the changes.

//Example of a new status creation
Add Status ->
Name: “Reviewing”
Description: “Indicates the task is under review”
Status Category: “In Progress”
Click on Add


There you go! You now know how to add a status in Jira. This feature allows you to create specific stages in your workflow, providing a more detailed and customized view of your project’s progress. Take your project management skills to another level by exploring and exploiting Jira’s powerful features.