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Release links

Release links will allow you to add external documents and resources to your releases. Use these to keep track of everything related to the work that is getting done.

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Published by The LaunchNotes team
One of the most common things we hear from Product Managers is that they struggle to keep track of all the information and assets related to a project.  Designs change as feedback is collected from users. Jira issues continue to be created as scope is refined. Pull requests pile up as the project progresses.  Feature flags are set up ahead of the big roll out. All of these things add up very quickly during the lifetime of a release, and the process of managing and identifying where the most important assets are becomes nearly impossible for the PM.

With release links, LaunchNotes takes one more big step in becoming a Product Manager's single hub for everything related to product change.  Track every issue, design update, pull request, feature spec, and more, in one place. This means every stakeholder can not only access the most up-to-date status of work at any time, but also has access to the related context with a click. Moreover, when it comes time to communicate your team's incredible work, your teams have every detail they need in one place to craft the perfect messaging.

What's changing?

In-app changes

Release links can be found below articles on the ride side of any internal release.
Check out the new Release links section in your LaunchNotes release editor



Use the + button to generate a new link.  From here simply paste in your link and give it a name.
The LaunchNotes Release link form


Once you hit create, we'll determine what service the link is associated with and give it an icon for easier findability.
Three LaunchNotes release links in action


API Changes

  • The Release Type now has a new field called `releaseLinks`
  • We have a new mutation called `createReleaseLink`
Here's an example:
mutation CreateReleaseLink($releaseId: ID!, $name: String, $href: String!) {
  createReleaseLink(input: {
    releaseLink: {
      releaseId: $releaseId,
      href: $href,
      name: $name
    } 
  }) {
    releaseLink {
      ... on WebReleaseLink {
        id
        name
        href
        vendorType
      }
    }
    errors { 
      path
      message
    }
  }
}

What kind of links do we support?

  • Asana
  • Atlassian
  • Confluence
  • Dropbox
  • Jira
  • Trello
  • Figma
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Google Docs
  • Google Forms
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • HelpScout
  • HubSpot
  • Invision
  • LaunchNotes
  • Loom
  • Notion
  • Slack
  • Zendesk
If you have other links you'd like us to support, let us know!

When it's coming

This is available now to all customers!

What's next

Our mission is to be the single source of truth for teams to communicate product change. Release links take the pressure off of PMs to keep track of every piece of information that is relevant to a project. We're going to be bringing in more context from these links so that eventually, you shouldn't need to leave it to get your work done.

  • Status changed to Complete.
  • Status changed to In development.
  • Status changed to Complete.
  • Status changed to In development.
  • The LaunchNotes team

    You asked us for more context in your releases, and now you have it. Introducing release links!

    Release links bring all the context of your release into one place. Based on your feedback, release links support over a dozen tools out-of-the-box, including Dropbox, Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, and Trello), GitHub, Gitlan, Google Docs, Loom, Figma, and more. Now all of your work in these tools is only one click away as your release moves through your dev workflow.

    Full details in the release below.

  • Status changed to Complete.
  • The LaunchNotes team

    Release links are on deck! Context is everything, and with release links you’ll have all the context related to an upcoming release one click away. Our linking system will support all of your favorite tools, including Jira, GitHub, Trello, Figma, Loom, Asana, Confluence, and over a dozen others. Hang tight, we’ll be shipping release links soon!

  • Release was published!
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