Create Linear issues from Slack messages and sync threads
The Slack integration makes it easy to create, update, and view Linear issues and their data directly from Slack. Notifications and synced threads keep colleagues in the loop on projects and issues.
You must have a Linear account to use the Slack integration. Let any member of your Slack workspace send requests to Linear with Linear Asks.
How it works
Create Linear issues from Slack by using the More actions menu on a Slack message. Files and context from the root message will be included in the resulting window. If a default template is used for the team you're creating an issue in, the template's text will appear in the description field or you can choose another template from the dropdown.
Creating Linear issues from Slack also allows syncing comment threads in both applications. This is particularly useful for keeping users reporting issues informed in Slack even if they don't have a Linear account. In addition to syncing comments bidirectionally, the synced thread in Slack will be updated when the issue is completed or cancelled.
Links from Linear sent in Slack will expand to show a preview with key properties such as description, status, and assignee for issue links and description, status, and target dates for project links. Expanded links will include actions when available so that members can update issues directly from Slack.
The app offers several types of notifications for Slack. Enable personal notifications so that Inbox notifications also go to Slack. Team and project notifications can be directed to dedicated Slack channels to keep everyone in the company updated regardless of whether they have Linear accounts.
Linear admins can configure this integration in Settings. Completing this step enables creating issues from Slack, message actions, and expandable links for every member of the workspace.
More information about the Slack integration is available in our documentation.