Browser Extension

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The Canned Responses browser extension lets users access and use their predefined templates directly in native Jira fields and on additional Jira screens. By seamlessly integrating CR with the Jira interface, this simplifies the use of the application by support agents.

What is the main difference?

Without browser extension

With browser extension

Without browser extension

With browser extension

The Canned Responses section is located in a separate editor box, above the Activity section.

The Canned Responses section is located directly in the native Jira comment box, in the Activity section.


Why is the extension needed?

This is due to a limitation of Jira Cloud, which allows apps to occupy only certain areas within the user interface. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to add elements directly to fields like comment boxes.

To overcome this limitation and provide our customers with additional value, we've created this browser extension for Canned Responses. For this reason, we strongly recommend you install the free browser extension for Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.

Which features are supported by the extension?

With the browser extension, you have pretty much all the same features—and even more!


Without browser extension

With browser extension


Without browser extension

With browser extension

Using the templates in Jira's comment box and description field directly

Transition screen support

Smart Suggestions


Scheduled comments

Replace response

Permissions and template visibility settings


Jira Service Management Queues support (bulk actions)


Inserting initial template

Favorite responses

Export/Import templates

Dynamic variables

Automated Actions

Adding an internal note, replying to a customer (in Jira Service Management), or leaving a comment (in Jira Software)

Adding a description in the issue view

Support attachments

How can I install the extension?

The extension is free and available through the Chrome Web StoreMicrosoft Edge Store, and Firefox Add-ons. Other browsers are not supported due to the lack of necessary API implementations.

Will my Jira users have to install the extension?

Only if they want to! Canned Responses is fully functional without the extension. Nevertheless, we recommend using the extension for the best experience.