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New updates and improvements to Linear.

Option to display usernames or real names

New features

Option to display usernames or real names

Those of us who grew up with IRC, forums and games, we love display and nicknames. To give more control over display and real names in Linear, we added a setting to prefer one or the other. If you use display names, you can still see the other user's real name in their profile by clicking the name.


  • Improved git branch name generation by changing format and breaking at full words.
  • Better error experience for frontend exceptions and ability to reset the client.
  • User autocomplete now supports both usernames and display names.
  • New welcome email for newly signed up users.
  • Fixes related to Safari on iOS. We improved the experience for iPad but are still working on mobile phone support.