Step-by-Step Guide to Delete a Task in Jira

Jira is a project management tool that enables you to plan and prioritize your tasks. It also enables you to organize tasks, track progress, provide estimates and track time and cost. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to delete a task in Jira.

Before you start

  1. Make sure you have a Jira account.
  2. Ensure that you have the required permissions from your account administrator to perform this action.

Step 1: Open Jira

Open the Jira interface and sign in with your credentials.

Step 2: Select the task

Go to the ‘Issues’ tab in Jira and select the task by clicking on it.

Step 3: Delete the task

Click on ‘More’ at the top right and select ‘Delete’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Confirm deletion

A notification will appear on the screen, asking you to confirm the deletion. Click ‘Delete’ to confirm the action. The task will now be removed from your project.


How do I recover a deleted task in Jira?

If you have accidentally deleted a task, you can recover it by selecting ‘More’ from the top right and clicking on ‘Restore’.

Can I delete multiple tasks at once in Jira?

Yes, you can. To delete multiple tasks, select the tasks that you want to delete and click on the bulk edit option available at the bottom of the page. You will be presented with multiple options, including delete, and can select ‘Delete’ to delete multiple tasks at once.

How do I delete a task that has been closed?

Tasks that have been closed cannot be deleted. You can only delete tasks that are still open.

Is it possible to delete a subtask in Jira?

Yes, it is. To delete a subtask, select the subtask and then click on ‘More’ at the top of the page. Select ‘Delete’ from the drop-down menu and confirm the deletion. The subtask will now be removed.

How do I delete an issue in Jira?

To delete an issue in Jira, you will need to select the issue and then click on ‘More’ at the top of the page. Select ‘Delete’ from the drop-down menu and confirm the deletion. The issue will now be removed.

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