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How to automatically send Slack messages to a channel when a Linear issue status changes

Project management can be challenging when it comes to real-time updates and communication. Relay.app is a solution that bridges the gap between Linear and Slack, allowing teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. With Relay.app, you can send notifications to a Slack channel whenever an issue's status is updated in Linear, ensuring that your team stays informed and aligned. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set this integration up in four easy steps.
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1

Create your Relay.app playbook

To start coordinating your workflow between Linear and Slack, you must set up specific steps.

Firstly, sign up for Relay.app and visit your dashboard. Click the "New playbook" button to start creating a playbook.

Give your playbook a unique name like "Send Slack messages to a channel when Linear issue status changes," and choose a relevant emoji like 📩 to help you quickly identify it.

2

Set the Linear trigger as “Issue status changed”

Add the Linear trigger to initiate your playbook's actions when an issue status changes.

To do this, click "Add trigger" in your playbook. Select the "Issue status changed" trigger option from the dropdown menu under Linear. It will enable your playbook to automatically identify newly changed issue status and trigger necessary actions.

If you still need to connect your Linear account to Relay.app, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.

3

Add the “Send message” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure that you receive timely updates when Linear issue status changes.

Select "Add Step" and then find the "Send message" automation for Slack. Enter all the required details, including the sender's name, the Slack channel for updates, and the message body containing detailed information.

If you still need to connect your Slack account to Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Ensure that you allow the necessary permissions for Relay.app to send messages through your Slack account.

4

Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the last step in the process. Once you turn it on, it will automatically send Slack messages to a channel when Linear issue status changes without requiring manual intervention.

To activate your playbook, click the toggle button at the header. Before activating, we recommend performing a test run of your playbook to ensure all the steps work seamlessly together.

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