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.