Front

We want Linear to seamlessly embed into your existing workflows including customer support. Our Front integration makes it easier for you and your team to keep track of bugs and feature requests and interact with the customers who report them.

Linear and Front logos

The Front integration lets you create and link Linear issues from Front conversations. Linked issues, their status, and assignee show up in the sidebar in Front. Linked conversations will show up in Linear issues as attachments. When issues close, we'll automatically re-open the Front conversation so you can get back to users with an update.

G then S to go to Settings > Workspace > Integrations > Front

Ctrl L (Mac) or Alt Ctrl L (Windows) to link from Linear issue

There are three steps to installing the Front integration (you must do them in order):

  1. Install and approve Linear for your Front workspace by installing it from the Front integrations page. This will add the Linear widget to your Front application sidebar.
  2. Then go into Linear's settings and enable Front automation from the Front settings page.
  3. From the Front sidebar, click on the Linear widget. Sign into the account and select the workspace.

Front users are required to have a Linear account to use the integration and create and view issues in Front. We also recommend using the Front desktop application for a better experience.

Create Linear issues from Front or link existing issues to your Front message. When linked, Linear issue information is shown inside Front while viewing the related message. This also adds a link to the Front message from the Linear issue.

Choose a team in which to create the issue and can optionally set issue priority, assignee, and labels.

Get more out of the Front integration by enabling the Triage feature for your teams. Any issues created from Front will go to Triage when enabled (otherwise, the issues will be added to the first backlog status in your team).

Search for issues by their issue ID or words in the title to link them. This will add a Front attachment to the Linear issue and gives you the option to add the image content as a comment on the issue. Front's issue search works the same way as our in-app Search.

  • Click on contextual menu icon to the top right of the issue
  • Click Add link
  • Click Front conversation

When a linked issue is completed or cancelled, the integration will post an internal note and re-open the conversation in Front so it's easy to follow up with customers.

Sometimes customers will write in with multiple requests at one time. You can link as many Front messages to a Linear issue as you like.

Click Unlink from the Linear sidebar in Front to remove the link between the message and a Linear issue. You can also remove this from the Linear issue by right-clicking on the issue attachment.

It's common for support requests to relate to bugs or issues already filed in Linear. When you merge duplicate issues that have Front attachments, we'll move any Front attachments and comments over to the canonical issue and update the linked Front message so that it's connected to the canonical issue and automations work.

Click Unlink from the Linear sidebar in Front to remove the link between the message and a Linear issue. You can also remove this from the Linear issue by right-clicking on the issue attachment.

From any Linear view, you can filter by issues linked to Front conversations. Click F then select Links and then select Front.