You can now bi-directionally sync comments, shared files, and important status changes between Slack and Linear.
When you choose to sync a Slack thread with a Linear issue, any message or file posted in the Slack thread will automatically cross-post to a comment thread in the Linear issue and vice versa. Linear also posts updates to the synced thread when the issue is completed, closed, or opened. This keeps everyone following along in Slack updated.
You can sync an issue with a Slack thread anytime you create an issue from a Slack message using the More actions menu. To link an existing issue to a thread, post the issue link as a reply to the thread you want to sync and then select Sync thread from the quick actions menu.
This update reduces context-switching between Slack and Linear and keeps conversations aligned across both applications. Anyone in your Slack workspace can reply and see issue updates in synced threads, and messages they post in Slack will be visible in Linear as well.
Slack sync also works in shared Slack channels. If you have a shared channel set up with a customer, for example, you can use Slack sync to keep people outside of your Linear workspace updated on bugs or features they’ve requested.
Linear now features breadcrumbs at the top of most pages as a way to navigate through the product. As you move through Linear, your path will be displayed. Select a breadcrumb to move back to the previous page.
Figma x Linear
Streamline work across design and engineering with the new Linear plugin for Figma. The plugin creates a deep integration between Figma designs and Linear issues, allowing you navigate tasks in their spatial context. This makes collaboration between engineers and designers easier and more frictionless than ever before.
When you run the plugin you get an overview of all Linear issues that have been linked to the respective page in Figma (you can use filters and sort options to narrow the list down those issues that are most relevant to you). When you select an issue, it instantly takes you to the corresponding element on the Figma canvas.
Create new issues or link to existing ones directly from Figma without leaving the canvas. Issues can be connected to frames, sections, and pages of your design. When you update an issue from either Linear or Figma, the changes immediately get synced across both applications. This keeps everyone aligned and focused.
Linear has been built on Figma since day one and we’re excited to launch the plugin at Config as an official Figma partner.
Linear Insights now includes burn-up charts, or cumulative flow diagrams, that show how streams of work have changed over time. Unlike other Insights, burn-up charts display your historical issue data so that you can analyze and detect patterns across specific time windows.
For example, you can create a burn-up chart to investigate how well you’ve been managing bugs over time.
In this snapshot, we are looking at issues with the label Bug across all engineering teams. You can see the overall bug growth by looking at the top level issue count. By segmenting by Status type, you can compare the ratio of closed to open bugs and see if you are fixing bugs faster than you are creating them. Look for spots where bugs get stuck in Triage or another workflow step.
Apply different segments to your burn-up chart to explore:
- How effort has been allocated across teams
- Changes in the type of work your team has focused on
- If your backlog is under control
- How scope has increased in a specific project
By default, burn-up charts show data in monthly increments. Adjust Insights settings to plot the data week over week, include archived issues, or to expand the view to fullscreen. Burn-up charts based on large data sets can take a bit longer to generate. We are working on performance improvements to get them to the same speed that you are used to from other Linear features.
Today we’re releasing AI Filters. Describe the issues or projects you want to see in a few words, and the corresponding filters will be applied using AI. You can chain multiple requests together to quickly find the issues you need.
Here are some prompts you can use to quickly build views:
- Open bugs with SLAs
- Open issues assigned to me
- What are Jacob and Sarah working on?
- Show me everything that belongs to the design team that is overdue
- Open projects 3 months past their target date
- Completed this quarter
- Open projects Raissa is part of
Access AI Filters from the Filter button or by pressing F on any issue or project view. You can filter for any field that is available in the regular filter menu. To filter across all issues in your workspace, create a custom view shared with all teams and then filter on top of it.
AI is powerful and at times can be unpredictable. If you're not getting the results you expect, try rephrasing your query. We're working hard to improve the feature and make it more accurate.
AI Filters is part of an ongoing set of experiments from our AI Skunk Works team to explore how artificial intelligence can help to make Linear faster and more effective. Expect to see more from the team in the coming months.
We have made several improvements that made it easier to navigate within the app and utilize the new desktop tabs feature.
Now, when you hover over links, properties, and controls for issues, projects, roadmaps, and views, an interactive popover will appear. The popovers share more context about the linked item as well as key details and metrics. For instance, when you hover over the project property that shows up on an issue, a popover will appear that includes the project name, description, project health, and percentage completion. Hovering over the PR link on an issue will show you PR details including who reviewed it.
Click on the popover title to navigate to the corresponding page. Interactive popovers are accessible across the app from list views, board views, and sidebar controls.
⌘ + Left Click to open a new tab
For even more convenience, you can now use ⌘ + Left Click to open the page in a new tab on your browser or desktop. We've also added the ability to use ⌘ + Left Click to navigate to a corresponding page. For example, clicking on a project link will open a dropdown to change the project, while ⌘ + Left Click will open the corresponding project page in a new tab.
Right-click contextual menus
All links and controls for for issues, projects, roadmaps, and users now have a right-click contextual menu.
On the desktop app, the Recently viewed modal now includes other pages such as projects, roadmaps, and custom views you’ve recently opened. This makes it easier to switch between recently viewed pages. For a detailed list of issues that you’ve interacted with, head to the new Activity tab in My Issues.
Today we’re introducing project views. Project views let you create custom views of projects according to properties such as status, project health, team, and target date range. This allows you to better track projects and share this information with other members of your Linear workspace.
Here are a few examples of project views that you can create:
- At Risk projects: See which projects are currently at risk to quickly spot projects that need attention.
- Quarterly review: Look at projects completed last quarter and compare that to last quarter's planned roadmap.
- Upcoming releases: Create a list of projects that are coming up for release by filtering for specific milestones (e.g. Alpha, Beta, GA).
- Projects across roadmaps: Filter by roadmap to create a view of projects across different roadmaps.
Project Views can be created from the Views page or by saving a filtered project or roadmap view. See more example project views in the docs.
The Linear desktop app now supports organizing work across multiple tabs. Tabs in Linear closely mirror the tab management features you’re accustomed to in web browsers, including pinned tabs, drag to re-arrange, and a host of keyboard shortcuts. You can even use the command menu to search across your tabs by pressing T.
To get started, open a new tab with Cmd/Ctrl Tor by holding Cmd/Ctrl and clicking a link. If you don't see tabs in your desktop app yet, you may need to restart your app or download version 1.18 from linear.app/download.
We've built an activity log that shows you a historical list of issues that you've interacted with in some way. Go the Activity tab in My Issues to see issues where you've added a comment, reacted to a comment, changed its status, linked a pull request, or created, updated, or deleted the issue. This should make it easier to find issues you’ve touched earlier but are not able to find through search or the recently viewed issues dropdown in the desktop app.
By default, the activity log orders issues by the activity date. You can change the ordering, grouping, and apply filters like any other view to focus or find the issues you need.
Drafts offer a way to store issues that you're not ready to create yet. Save an issue you're composing as a draft by using Esc or clicking the X icon and choosing Save draft when prompted. Your draft retains the issue's title, description and properties.
Saved drafts will persist on logout and are available across devices, unlike the existing feature that minimizes one issue you're composing when clicking elsewhere in Linear. Access your saved drafts by opening a new issue and clicking the Drafts button.
There are many keyboard shortcuts in Linear that can help speed up your workflow. To help build habits of using some of the most valuable shortcuts, we've added a lightweight trainer. Trainer hints trigger when clicking certain buttons and menus in Linear's interface, and can be turned off by clicking on a hint or by using the toggle in Preferences.
Improved Drag & Drop
Easily reorganize your issue lists by dragging and dropping issues into different groups regardless of your chosen ordering method.
To try this out, click and hold an issue within a group and drag it to another group; the issue will automatically be placed in the new group and update accordingly. On a page grouped by status for example, dropping an issue into a new group will move that issue to the new group and update its status automatically.
Vercel released their official Linear integration. It allows Vercel users to convert feedback from comments on Preview Deployments into actionable Linear issues.
When leaving comments on Vercel Preview Deployments you’ll have the option to Convert to Issue which will prompt you to create an issue that will appear in your Linear board under a selected project. Your comment screenshots and replies will also appear in your issue.
Every project is a journey. You might have a clear end goal in mind, but the path to get there is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, making it challenging to navigate and stay on track.
To shine some light into the fog, we are introducing Project Milestones — a new way to divide and organize work within projects.
Milestones mark important points in a project’s lifecycle that the team needs to synchronize on. They make these key moments legible and break the project down into more granular phases.
Creating project milestones in Linear is easy: All you need is a name and a target date (the latter is optional). You can then assign issues to it (
M is the fastest way to move an issue to a milestone).
The project side-panel contains an overview of your milestones with progress data for each of them. Click on a milestone to instantly see all issues associated with it.
Milestones are also visible on roadmaps, highlighting the stage each project is currently in and how much progress has been made. This gives you a better understanding of what’s going on across multiple streams of work.
We designed Milestones to answer a fundamental question that every project team faces: “Where are we?”
Milestones act as reassurance that you are still on the correct path, but they also give you a sense of how far you have come. They are a reflection point. So you can look back and celebrate what you have achieved, before taking the next step towards your final destination.
We've added notifications for when an issue is added to a team's triage queue. These will allow you to stay up to date and respond quickly to issues in your team's triage queue. You can easily subscribe to these notifications from the team's header in the sidebar, the command menu, or the "Teams" section in your notification settings.
Once subscribed, you can triage issues directly from your inbox. You can also receive the notifications across all the other regularly available notification channels.
You can now group issues by "Label group". This will let you pick a label group in the View options and group issues based on the labels inside that group.
Because an issue can only have one label from a group, you are sure each issue will only appear once in the list, unlike when grouping by "Label".
This feature is also available on Insights where you can select it as a Dimension or Segment, even on scatterplot charts.
Today, we are excited to launch Linear Insights into public beta.
Insights offers instant analytics for any stream of work. Aggregate, segment and visualize data across your entire workspace. Spot trends, remove blockers, and make better decisions.
To learn more, head over to the new Linear Insights website, where you can find exact specifications and interactive use cases.
Insights is available in public beta to all workspaces on the Linear Plus plan.
You can sign-up to a free 30 day trial to see if Insights is right for you.
- [API] GraphQL responses now include a list of deprecated fields used in the request under
- [API] We are now correctly clearing issue description if empty string is passed to
- Improved the No priority icon to be more easily distinguishable from the High priority icon
- Your last selected quick filter tab will now be remembered even after you close the application
- Added ability to clear recent searches
- Added sorting by project name
- Snoozing and reminder actions will now have titles that better represent the input you typed in
- Tweaked the project health icons
- Clarified copy on error message when attempting to link a Discord message in a private channel
- [Desktop] It's now possible to create a new project from File => New project
- Fixed a problem with service worker not being registered and and desktop push notifications not working in Firefox
- Fixed a bug where completing or canceling an issue linked to a Front conversation did not always reopen the Front conversation if that setting was toggled on
- Fixed an incorrect page title appearing when editing a template
- Fixed incorrect hover states for workflow icons in the list component
- Removed accidentally exposed developer actions from command menu
- Fixed a bug in Inbox where inputs could lose focus when a new notification came in
- Fixed an issue where the filter buttons clickable area on project page was too big
- Fixed Add a member button not appearing in certain cases
- Fixed a problem where an issue's project wasn't immediately set to none when the project was deleted and you were looking at the issue
- The inbox now correctly displays when issues were marked as duplicates rather than indicating that they were canceled
- Fixed order of items in quick filters section
- Fixed a bug where some users were having trouble integrating Linear with Notion.
Use SLAs to set guidance on when time-sensitive issues should be completed. This gives your team more controls to ensure important issues stay top of mind.
SLAs can be applied to issues manually, or automatically via a set of admin-configurable rules. Linear's default rules apply SLAs for high priority and urgent issues, but you can also substitute or add criteria to rules such as team, project, or label.
When SLAs are at risk of being breached or become breached, subscribers receive a notification immediately. To receive similar notifications for issues you are not subscribed to, you can enable additional SLA notifications options in your notifications settings.
SLAs are available to all workspaces on the Linear Plus and Linear Enterprise plans.
- API: Fixed a bug causing the OAuth token revoke endpoint to not properly recognize tokens passed in the Authorization header with the
- Fixed a problem with page search losing focus when typing
- Improved returning from link toolbar to formatting toolbar in editor. By hitting esc the link toolbar will be closed and formatting toolbar will be shown again
- Better calendar date detection for snooze and reminder actions input
- The issue filter for dates from a month ago will now properly show up as "1 month ago" rather than "28 days"
- Improved search results when filtering for nested actions, you can now type .e.g "label bug" or "assign tom"
- Improved download speeds for user uploaded attachments
- Fixed a bug causing the OAuth application form to clear when toggling webhooks
- Improved edit roadmap modal, added "select all" button
- "Today" button on roadmap page is moved next to "Zoom" control
- Fixed an issue where the correct issue state would not always be shown for issues in the command menu
- Fixed an incorrect warning on the project timeline view when a project is created in a completed state
- Guests will now be able to access Figma integrations as expected
- In Inbox you can now delete all notifications for done/cancelled issues
- We fixed a bug where creating a team by copying settings from another team would cause label groups to be lost in the new team
- Fixed a bug that allowed team members who are not admins to see suspended users in the members list
- Changed the order of action for a comment moving emoji reactions before comment reply
- When navigating the inbox and removing items, we now select the next item relative to the way you have been going through the list
- Fixed "Go to archive" keyboard shortcut,G X, not working on list views
- Fixed merging team label groups into workspace label group
- Text formatted as inline code can now also have strike through formatting
- Opening a GitHub PR related to an issue will now assign the user if the issue is unassigned
- The edit issue shortcut has been changed to Option E from E. The old shortcut will be repurposed for notification archiving in Inbox view to match popular email applications
- Projects and Cycles detail panels can be resized
- Collapsed sidebars will now close automatically if the cursor leaves the app
- Comment replies notifications are sent only to those users who participated or mentioned in a thread
- It's now possible to link URLs when creating an issue
- Prevented users from losing their comment edit when refreshing or closing the page
- Improved performance in inbox
- Added "None" option for Show completed issues menu
- It is now possible to update your Workspace's address from within billing settings. Updated address details will appear on future invoices.
- Improved team archive page performance.
- Typing "today" for a date action will now provide a a match for today rather than a year from today
- Fixed a problem with long label names being overflown in create issue suggestions
- Project selector now sorts projects by relevance. Completed projects are also available in the list.
- Fixed a bug where projects would not be ordered correctly when using manual ordering and grouping by team on a roadmap
- Fixed an issue where a combination of
infilters would exclude elements incorrectly
- It is now possible to see just triaged issues in triage view
- Fixed a bug with workspace issue templates creating sub-issues in triage status
- Tweaked text selection colors across the app to better match the current theme.
- Improved the UI for editing issue relations on smaller screens
- We improved the relevance of results in the command menu
- Fixed a problem with page search (⌘ f) losing focus
- Issue states that have the same name but different type are now grouped separately
- The confirmation dialog when deleting a label now shows how many issues the label will be removed from
- Fixed a bug where comments on linked Linear issues were sometimes not syncing to Front conversations
- Fixed link being opened twice when clicking on "Open in…" in the attachment modal