Apr 13, 2016 - Job van der Voort

Feature Highlight: Subscribe to Label

In active projects, it can be hard to keep track of issues that are important to you. For example, a project like GitLab has thousands of issues, but you might only be interested in those related to performance.

You can already mention people in GitLab by using someone's @-handle, but as more people join a project, it becomes harder to keep track of who is interested in what.

To solve this, in GitLab 8.6 and up, you can subscribe to a label. Whenever an issue is tagged with the label you subscribed to, you will get a notification. This is irrespective of your notification level to the project.

How to Subscribe to a Label

To subscribe to a label, visit the labels in your project and click on subscribe for any of the labels.

Subscribe to Label

You will now get a notification whenever any issues or merge requests get tagged with this label.

At GitLab

Yorick, resident performance expert at GitLab, is subscribed to the performance label. This allows him to cut through the noise of the thousands of issues created in the various GitLab projects and focus on anything related to performance.

Everyone on the team does their best to tag issues with a relevant label. Whenever someone adds the performance label to an issue, Yorick immediately gets a notification, without having to watch Issues closely.

Having recently joined GitLab, Amara Nwaigwe immediately started using the Subscribe to Label feature. She says:

"I subscribe to various labels because they relate to things I would like to know. I want to maintain a level of visibility of things that are relevant to me"

We hope you like this feature!

What's coming next?

If you're curious what is coming next in GitLab, you can always visit our Direction page for insight into our roadmap. We always love your feedback.

For the latest and most detailed news follow @gitlab on Twitter. Future blog posts suggestions.

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