If you want to receive notifications and get updated about a task's progress, even though the task is not assigned to you, you can can add yourself as a "Watcher".
Watchers of a task receive notifications about new comments on the task as well as changes to the task status, such as completion. So if a task is not assigned to you, but you'd still like to stay in the loop about its progress, becoming a Watcher is the way to go.
How to Become a Task Watcher:
By default, every user who participates in a task is automatically added as a Watcher. This happens when:
- You created the task and assigned it to somebody else
- You were mentioned in a comment on the task
- You commented on the task yourself
You can also add yourself as a Watcher. To do this, open the task dialog and click on Watch on the right side of the dialog. You are also able to add others as Watchers. To do this, just click on the little triangle next to the people who are already watching, and select people from the members list.
To remove yourself as a Watcher, open the task dialog and click on Stop Watching on the right side of the dialog.
If you'd like to get notified about all tasks in a project, you can simply watch the entire project. Here's how.