Estimate and record task time without leaving GitLab
Development teams often estimate and record the amount of time it takes to complete specific tasks in their software projects. This process usually happens in an external tool.
Time Tracking is built into GitLab so your team can easily estimate and record the time spent on issues and merge requests.
How it works
Using slash commands in an issue or merge request you can type the /estimate command and enter an estimate of how much time you think it should take to complete the work.
You can also type the /spend command to record the time you spent working on the problem. Every time you add a new spent command on an issue or merge request, GitLab adds it to the total time spent. This total is displayed in the sidebar.
Built-in time tracker: View and track estimates and time spent right within your issues and merge requests.
Slash commands: Textual shortcuts for common actions on issues or merge requests.
External users: For teams with contractors or other external contributors, you can add external users and control which projects they can see and access.
Time: Reduce the number of times you have to switch from one tool to another.
Intuitive: Simply type a slash command on your issue or merge request to estimate or record your time.
Collaborative: Maintain visibility across development teams and external contributors with one tool for code collaboration and time tracking.