User Guide

Group Mentions

Mentions are a powerful and useful way to draw someone’s attention in Jira. Now with Group Mentions plugin you can communicate and draw a groups attention. When you mention a group, member’s of that group will receive a notification by email as they would when you mention them using @mentions.

There are two ways mention a group: using autocomplete, or via the insert menu in the editor toolbar.

Using autocomplete

To mention a group using autocomplete, type ~ in the editor and start typing the group name you wish to mention. Choose the group you wish to mention from the list of suggestions.

Group Mentions will suggest groups that have access to this issue/project and continue to suggest matches as you type like mentions.

Using the insert menu

In Description OR Comment field, choose Insert → Group Mention then search for and select the group you want to mention.

Manage groups watching

When you mention a group on an issue and your Jira admin has enabled group watching you should be able to view and manage the groups who are watching this issue.

! To remove a group watching this issue you need “Manage Watchers” permission and group watching should be enabled by your Jira admin.


  • Supported Fields
    • Description
    • Comments
  • Group Watching – Relies on your Jira administrator enabling group watches.
  • Manage groups watching – Relies on your Jira administrator enabling group watches and you as a user having manage watchers permission.