Task Watchers are people on your project who are involved with work related to a task. They may not be the assignee, but it would still be helpful for them to stay up-to-date with the status and progress of the task.
When you add Watchers, you ensure that other users aside from the assignee or those who are mentioned in comments will receive notifications for task updates.
How to add or remove a task watcher
On the web, select a task. The ‘Watchers’ section is under “Task attributes”.
The task assignee, creator, and any user who commented on the task will automatically be added as ‘Watchers’.
Any users tagged in a task using the @ symbol will also appear as task watchers.
- Project Admins can select the ‘Watchers’ drop-down menu and can add or remove any watchers (aside from the assignee).
- Members and Followers can add watchers, but can only remove themselves from being a watcher (if they are not the assignee).
- Followers only have access to the tasks they are assigned to or are watching. Followers will lose access to a task if they are removed as watchers of that task.
On the Web version of Fieldwire, users can edit (add/remove) watchers on multiple tasks at once by selecting the tasks they want to edit, then using the ‘Batch edit’ feature in the 'Tasks' tab.
On iOS, users can add several watchers to tasks from the 'Task Attributes' option:
|Open a task and choose 'Edit':
|Select the 'Watchers' Field:
|Choose to add any watchers from your Project:
Note: The 'Assignee' of the task will have a grey checkmark next to their name, whereas any contingent watchers will have the blue checkmark next to their name.
On Android, users can also add several watchers to tasks from the 'Task Attributes' option:
|Open a task and select the 'Settings' gear:
|Select the 'Watchers' option:
|This will open a pop-up window where you will be able to see all of the watchers on the task. Select the magnifying glass to search for users to add as watchers:
View Watched Tasks
You can View and Filter watched tasks using the 'Watched Tasks' sidebar on the left.
Notes: You will still need to add and remove task watchers from the task view. This filter is not displayed for Project followers since they can only access tasks they are watching-- it would be like a second 'All Tasks' filter.