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If you find yourself in the role of a team leader managing a substantial project or an individual contributor keeping track of your tasks, JIRA is a useful project management solution. Among its many features, one stands out – the option to log work. This allows you to accurately record the time spent on a particular task. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of how to log work using JIRA.

Accessing the Log Work Screen

The first step is to navigate to the issue where you want to log work. On the issue details page, click on the More dropdown menu and select Log Work.

Logging Work

Once you’re on the log work screen, you’ll see various fields to fill:

  • Time Spent: Enter the amount of time you’ve worked on the issue. The format is flexible – you can input time in minutes (m), hours (h), days (d), or weeks (w).
  • Date Started: This field automatically populates with the current date and time, but you can adjust it if necessary.
  • Work Description: Add a brief summary of the work completed during this time.

When you’re done, click the Log Work button to save your entries.

Editing or Deleting Work Logs

If you need to modify or remove a work log, simply click on the ••• icon next to the work log in the issue’s Activity section and select either Edit or Delete.

Logging Work via the JIRA Mobile App

You can also log work from your mobile device using the JIRA mobile app. Navigate to the desired issue, tap on ••• in the top-right corner, and then select Log Work.


Logging work in JIRA is a simple and effective way to keep track of your efforts and progress. It allows for better project management, improved team transparency, and more accurate project estimations. Start logging your work now and seize the benefits today!