How To Strikethrough In Jira

If you are an experienced Jira user or just starting out, familiarizing yourself with the formatting tools can significantly enhance your productivity. In this blog post, we will specifically discuss one useful tool – the Strikethrough. We will provide an explanation on how to utilize it and situations where it can be useful. Let’s begin!

What is Strikethrough?

Strikethrough is a text style that draws a line through the selected text. In Jira, it’s often used to indicate completed tasks or outdated information, making it a useful tool for effective project management.

How to Strikethrough text in Jira

The Strikethrough text in Jira can be added using a simple syntax in the text editor. Here’s how you do it:

1. Open the issue where you want to strikethrough the text.

2. Navigate to the ‘Comment’, ‘Description’, or any other text field.

3. Type your text.

4. To strikethrough the text, wrap it with double tilde symbols (‘~~’). For example:

~~This text will be strikethrough~~

5. Click on ‘Save’ or ‘Update’ to apply the changes.

The text will now appear as follows:

This text will be strikethrough


Remember, you must use a double tilde on both ends of the text. Using only a single tilde won’t create a strikethrough effect. Similarly, forgetting to close the double tilde sequence also results in no strikethrough effect.


Using the Strikethrough in Jira is an easy way to keep your project boards clean and easy to understand. It’s a simple yet powerful tool that can make a huge difference in how you manage your tasks and communicate with your team. So why not give it a try in your next Jira project?