How To Hyperlink In Jira

Revised: One valuable feature in JIRA that is often overlooked is the ability to generate hyperlinks. These links can promote efficient teamwork and productivity by allowing quick access to related issues, external documents, or relevant web pages. This blog post provides essential tips for effectively creating hyperlinks in JIRA.

Understanding JIRA’s Markup Notation

JIRA uses a special markup language to allow users to format text. This markup language makes it possible for you to add hyperlinks in your text. The markup notation to create a hyperlink is quite straightforward:

[Link Text|URL]

So, if you want to link to a Google search page, your markup would look like:


How to Add a Hyperlink in JIRA

  1. Open the issue you want to edit.

  2. Click on the “Edit” button (located usually at the top right corner).

  3. Find the text field where you want to add the hyperlink. It could be in the description, comments, or custom text fields.

  4. In the text field, enter the link in the following format: [Link Text|URL]. Note: replace ‘Link Text’ with the text you want users to click on, and ‘URL’ with the actual URL you want to link to.

  5. Click on the “Update” or “Save” button to save your changes.

Include JIRA Issues as Hyperlink

Another powerful way to use hyperlinks in JIRA is to link directly to other JIRA issues. This can be particularly useful when you want to quickly reference related issues. To create a hyperlink to a JIRA issue, you simply need to enter the issue key in your text. JIRA will automatically transform it into a hyperlink that directs to the issue.

For example:

TEST-123 will be automatically transformed into a link to the issue TEST-123.


Hyperlinks are a powerful tool in JIRA that can help improve your team’s communication and productivity. They allow quick access to related issues or external resources directly from your JIRA issues. Now that you know how to create hyperlinks in JIRA, go ahead and give it a try!