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Notifications

Enable notifications to get alerts on important issue updates.

Linear app settings page showing notification settings

All issue notifications go to your Linear Inbox. You can optionally configure desktop push notifications, personal Slack notifications, and email digests. Desktop notifications work for macOS or windows and when using most browsers except Safari.

G then S to go to Settings > Account > Notifications

H to snooze

Shift S to subscribe

Cmd/Ctrl Shift S to unsubscribe

Cmd/Ctrl Opt O to open a link displayed in a toast notification

Go to Settings > Account > Notifications to enable notifications for desktop, Slack, and email.

You'll see a list of notifications as well as checkboxes next to them for email and desktop notifications. Options for Slack will appear once the integration has been enabled (see the Slack docs for instructions).

From settings, you'll see a list of issue updates and options to customize them for desktop, email, or Slack.

  • You’re assigned an issue
  • An issue you’re assigned is marked urgent
  • An issue you're assigned is due soon, due, or overdue
  • An issue you’re assigned to or subscribed to is commented on
  • An issue you’re subscribed to is marked complete or canceled
  • An issue you're assigned to is marked blocking or unblocked
  • You're mentioned in a comment or issue description
  • A reaction is added to a comment you wrote
  • An issue you created is auto-archived

From this page, you can also configure project and team notifications, Linear company emails, and sign up for alerts whenever someone you invite accepts it.

You'll receive notifications for all subscribed issues. You're automatically subscribed to issues when you create them, are assigned an issue, are @mentioned in an issue comment or description, or if you use the menu in the Activity section to subscribe manually.

To manage subscriptions, open issues individually and then press Shift S to subscribe or Cmd/Ctrl Shift S unsubscribe. View all subscribed issues under My Issues > Subscribed.

Desktop and Slack notifications are sent in real-time. Email digests are designed with time delays based on urgency and are only sent if you haven't already read the notification.

Email digests send a summary of unread notifications. They're configured to send out after a certain amount of time has elapsed depending on properties such as issue status. We send near immediate email updates when you've been assigned an urgent issue or if an issue you're assigned is marked urgent.

Low priority email notifications are by default not sent out outside of working hours and on the weekends. You will receive the email digest at the start of the next work day. The default can be changed in the notification settings page.

To snooze Inbox issues, type the shortcut H and then select an option or customize your own date and time. Hide or show Snoozed Inbox items in View Options and see all Snooze options in the docs.

Subscribe to these to receive an Inbox notification whenever an issue in your project is created, a comment is made on a project issue, or a project issue is marked completed or canceled.

You can receive an Inbox notification whenever issues are created in your team. We don't really recommend this notification, since it can get noisy, and instead recommend setting up Slack channel notifications for your team which will send updates without clogging up your Inbox.

We have a separate integration with Slack that lets you push team or project updates to a specific Slack channel. You can manage these from account settings page, team settings, or the bell from specific project pages. Learn more and how to set them up in our Slack documentation.