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GitLab MR notifications in Slack

Automatically create ephemeral Slack channels dedicated to open GitLab merge requests.

How it works:

Actioner creates a temporary Slack channel dedicated to each GitLab merge request. The channel name contains the name of the MR and the name of its repository. Any stakeholders; assignees, and reviewers get invited to this channel to collaborate during the review.

What they will see in the MR channel is;

  • MR details as soon as it is opened. 
  • Comments added to GitLab MR as notifications.
  • Pipeline and job statuses in one place.

When the MR is closed, the ephemeral Slack channel gets archived. Having temp channels for merge request reviews work as a productivity hack for development teams. Whenever a channel is archived, engineers get a sense of accomplishment by completing the review faster.

How to get started:

To begin with the Bitbucket PR review in Slack,

  1. Sign up to Actioner.
  2. Install GitLab merge request management.
  3. Connect Slack and GitLab.
  4. Run setup workflows. First, select the repositories that you’ll get notified for the new MRs and next create a GitLab updates channel for MR updates.

Once you complete the steps above, whenever you open a merge request, an ephemeral channel will be created, and you will start receiving GitLab pull request notifications in Slack.

Some other handy workflows

GitHub PR notifications in Slack

Automatically create ephemeral Slack channels dedicated to open GitHub pull requests.

GitHub pull request management

Bitbucket PR notifications in Slack

Automatically create ephemeral Slack channels dedicated to open Bitbucket pull requests.

Bitbucket pull request management

Broadcast GitHub commits to main

Keep track of commits to the main branch in GitHub without leaving Slack.

GitHub pull request management

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use this app with another git tool?

Actioner app directory contains PR management apps for GitHub and GitLab also. You can install GitHub pull request management or GitLab merge request management and get started right away.

Which git tools Actioner integrates with for pull requests?

Actioner app directory contains PR management apps for GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab also. You can install GitHub pull request management, Bitbucket pull request management or GitLab merge request management and get started right away.

Can I use this app for pull requests in multiple repositories or projects?

Yes, you can. If you installed GitHub pull request management, you can re-run Subscribe to GitHub PR events action to subscribe to events in the selected repository.

Similarly, for Bitbucket pull request management, you can re-run Subscribe to Bitbucket PR events action. and for GitLab merge request management, you can re-run Subscribe to GitLab PR events action.

To run this subscribe action, call Actioner from shortcuts in Slack, or simply type '/actioner' and start typing Subscribe. Then, select the repo or the project that you want to add.

I need to connect to a tool that isn't listed. What can I do?

We develop integrations with additional products continuously. If you have a need for a specific product integration, please contact us and we’ll prioritize that integration.