Support for Jira's Early Access Dark Theme

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Support for the dark theme in Jira Labs

We’ve added support for the dark theme preference currently in Jira Labs. Labs is a way for Atlassian to introduce new functionality, experiment with it, and get user feedback to improve it.

The dark theme preference is not finalized and officially released yet as it is part of an Early Access Program (EAP). As the dark Jira theme is still in beta and being tested, you can expect changes and unexpected behavior to be introduced by Atlassian at any time. For more information on dark theme testing, read

document by Atlassian.

Dark theme is in Early Access Program

The dark mode is still in EAP (Early Access Program) and your Jira Cloud instance needs to be part of the program to have it. Otherwise, the Issue Matrix app will still be visible with the default light mode preference. This will result in a “mixed” experience - Jira will be shown with the dark theme and the app with the light theme. You can find information on how to join the Early Access Program in Atlassian’s documentation.

How to switch to the dark theme in Jira Cloud

  1. Log in to your Jira Cloud site and click your avatar icon in the top-right corner.

  2. From the folding menu, click Profile settings.

  3. Then, navigate to the Jira Labs section on the Personal Settings page and choose Dark theme.

Issue Matrix dark theme visualization

We adapted the Issue Matrix visualization to the dark theme colors. See the screenshots below for how Issue Matrix looks under the dark theme.

Issue Matrices list in the Project Settings

Issue Matrix configuration screen

Issue Matrix panel in issue view