ZenHub changelog
ZenHub changelog

Sharing is caring. Share Reports via URL


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We know how impactful sharing team and project progress with others can be when working on the next big thing so we've added a new way to share reports. Reports can now be shared via URL as well as the existing CSV Export to help other team members get a quick snapshot of your work.

ZenHub Board 2.0 Beta


⭐️ New



We're excited to launch our ZenHub Board 2.0 Beta! Our Board 2.0 has been built for speed and efficiency from the ground up. The Board 2.0 creates a new board experience that includes the following new features:

  • Improved Drag and Drop Experience
  • Separate Pipeline Counts for Issues, PRs and Story Points
  • Wider issue cards and cleaner board view

If you'd like to participate in the beta, make your way over to board settings and toggle on the new board.


New board doesn't quite do it? You can opt out at any time.

We'd love to hear any feedback you have about our Board 2.0, you can book a feedback session through this Calendly Link

We've raised the stakes with Planning Poker Groups


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Like milk and cookies or Hall & Oates, some things are just better together. That’s why we’re excited to share Planning Poker Groups, allowing you to request estimates from your whole team at once!

When requesting estimates during a round of Planning Poker, users will be grouped based on your previous selections. This means you can choose your entire team in one click rather than selecting them one-by-one. And in case you missed it - you can now notify team members via email when it’s their turn to add an estimate 📫

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You asked, we delivered. Dark mode has arrived in ZenHub!


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Dark mode lovers attest to its ability to reduce eye strain in low light conditions. Most importantly, we think it happens to look especially snazzy! Available on both the ZenHub web app and the ZenHub browser extension for GitHub.

Enabling dark mode can be done in just one simple step, no matter where you use ZenHub!


  • For those using the browser extension in GitHub, ZenHub’s dark mode will automatically update based on your GitHub preferences. In other words, if you use dark mode in GitHub, you’ll have dark mode in ZenHub!
  • For those that use the web app, dark mode can be conveniently activated by clicking the up arrow on your profile on the bottom left, and toggling on dark mode. That’s it, you’ve got dark mode!
  • The release of dark mode is also accompanied by an improved (default) light mode with new styling and color updates.

If you’re having any troubles turning on dark mode, check out this support article!

Also, if you’d like to know more about how we built our dark mode, check out this blog post!

Not to bug you, but…


🐛 Fixes



We’ve been squashing a lot of bugs! Here’s a few updates you might be interested in.

Bugs we didn’t squash:

  • 🐛The hungry hungry caterpillar
  • 🦗Jiminiy Cricket
  • 🕷Charlotte & her web

Bugs we did squash:

  • When switching between workspaces, some users were shown an incomplete set of repos by default.
  • When toggling between repos, users were taken to an unexpected default Workspace. Now it will populate the most recent Workspace you visited that has that Repo attached to it.
  • When creating new issues, some users were seeing a discrepancy in issue counter at the top of the pipeline. Now the count will be correct after creating a new issue.

Plus we’ve made a few updates to the brand-new Sprint insights! You can now use a keyboard shortcut to open the Insights Flyover [b + i]. We’ve also added a scope change summary at the end of your sprint in the sprints insights. You can quickly see a total of how much work was added/removed.


A Toast to Completed Sprints


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We've added a Sprint Completed toast that provides a short summary of your team's progress over the last sprint. Use this as a way to glean sprint information, update your team on progress or as a reminder to celebrate a completed sprint. This feature is available to both users of the Zenhub web app and the Zenhub browser extension.

Notify Team Members with Planning Poker


We've added the ability to optionally alert a teammate that they've been added to planning poker for an issue. This feature automatically posts an issue comment tagging a team mate which notifies them that an estimate is needed.

  • [Update] Added an empty state for insights when Sprints are not enabled
  • [Update] Insights has exited Beta and is Generally Available
  • [Update] Style updates to Planning Poker
  • [Bug Fix] Insights will now include issues with an estimate of 0 in the scope change

Love at first Insight 💜


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We’re excited to be launching our Sprint Insights Beta! Right from your Board you’ll be able to: see ZenHub Sprint progress, understand changes in scope, see average velocity and compare to last period, add unfinished Issues to your next Sprint, and more.

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We’re still running the Beta while we finalize a few last details, so if you’re interested in participating, simply send an email with your GitHub Organization name to product@zenhub.com. We’d love to hear your feedback!

  • [Update] While using our GitHub Project Importer, you’ll now see a warning message if you try to import the same project a second time
  • [Update] Sidebar icon updates
  • [Bug fix] You’re now able to make changes to an active ZenHub Sprint if the Sprint is closing today 
  • [Bug fix] You’ll no longer see a delay in repos appearing when creating a new Workspace.
  • [Bug Fix] We’ve resolved the bug that caused some users’ Board to (semi) crash when opening Epics too quickly.

GitHub Projects Importer


⭐️ New



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For those who want to break away from GitHub Projects and come over to ZenHub, you now have an easy way to import your project and issues over with just a couple of clicks.

Check out this quick two and a half minute video to learn more:

Export roadmaps


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You can now export roadmaps to an SVG file.

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  • Extension - Fixed some colour inconsistencies in the extension issue page.
  • Simplified workspace builder.
  • You can now use the spacebar to expand and collapse pipelines.
  • Board settings have been moved to the board for easier visibility.
  • New and improved epic card design.
  • Improved roadmap creation experience.
  • Epic assignees will now show on the roadmap.
  • Dragging and dropping issues into a closed pipeline will close the issue.
  • We’ve reduced the overall code bundle size of our application by 20%, resulting in faster initial load times for our web application.
  • Updates to styling for creating and editing workspaces.
  • Adding issues to pipelines will automatically place that issue at the top of a pipeline.

Bug Fixes

  • Extension - Highlighting text in issue modal fixed.
  • Fix for Japanese keyboard compatibility.
  • Corrected header in control chart export.
  • Extension - Events will now show on the issue page when you assign an issue to a release.
  • Changing Epic dates on the roadmap will no longer remove them from a project.

Planning poker and a new way to quickly create issues


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Planning poker


This week we launched planning poker in GitHub (as part of ZenHub, of course)! Team members can now estimate issues individually and record a history of who estimated what. No more guessing who was part of the process or where the estimate came from.

Still not sold? We've seen backlog refinement cut out 80% of the time it used to take to get through the meeting—especially across remote teams!

And for our beta users, we have some bug fixes for you too:

  • [Update] The kinks have been worked out and estimates are always updating in real-time
  • [Bug fix] The “Someone set the estimate to [estimate]” event no longer appears when all participants have the same estimation votes
  • [Bug fix] Fixed an issue where the UI flickered after you set your estimate

For more information, check out the details on our blog.

Quick issue creation


You may have noticed a slight change to your pipeline headers and new [+] button to quickly create issue after issue after issue after iss—… you get the point. Click, type, submit. It's as easy as that!

And don't worry, all the previous features are still available through the settings menu to the left (to the left) 🎶

Updates and bug fixes


  • [Update] You can now remove both the start and end dates from an Epic!
  • [Update] Added an option to rename an issue from inside the Epic page. Hover over the issue in the list and click on the settings button to bring up all of the options.
  • [Update] Deprecated current estimate icon and replaced it with a shiny new one
  • [Update] Updated the minimum width for issue sidebar
  • [Update] Show a tooltip when hovering over the truncated pipeline summary (issues and points)
  • [Update] UI improvements inside an Epic page
  • [Bug fix] Dragging a PRs with long names on the Board no longer clips the previous issue