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GitHub Pull Requests

GitKraken Boards and GitKraken Timelines has sunset at the end of 2022. The below information and features may be out of date. Please read our full announcement and FAQ to learn more.

Auto-advance cards to different columns, check the PR status, check build status, and more with GitKraken Boards' integration with GitHub pull requests.


  • Automatically move GitKraken Boards cards to target column based off pull request status changes
  • Check status (open/closed/merged) of pull requests inside a card
  • Check build status (state/description/context) of pull requests inside a card
  • Link GitKraken Boards cards from a Pull Request description

Note: Automations are not available for GitHub Synced boards.

Connect to GitHub

Navigate to gear in upper right, select Automations.

Then click the big button under GitHub Automations to create or edit your pull request automations.

Click the Create a GitHub automation button to configure triggers for your pull requests automation.

Choose from the following pull request triggers:

  • When a pull request is Merged
  • When a pull request is Closed
  • When a pull request is Opened
  • When a pull request is Reopened

Then choose from a list of connected repositories, which will then allow you to specify a branch from the selected repo and then finally determine the target column change.

Note: You may connect each GitKraken Board to different repositories by opening a different board and repeating the steps above.


Once connected to your GitHub repo(s), you may link GitKraken Boards cards from the Pull Request panel of a given card.

When a Pull Request status changes, it's linked cards will move to the column associated with the new Pull Request status.

Another note: Try clicking on the repo or PR name in GitKraken Boards to open the GitHub repo in a broswer tab.

Click the X icon to unlink the card from a pull request.

You may link any number of GitKraken Boards cards to a Pull Request. To do so from GitHub, edit the pull request description to include a card links.

This will automatically link the GitKraken Boards card to this Pull Request (assuming setup has been completed first).

View build status

If you have CI/CD integration setup with your GitHub repository, you may also review the build status of a given pull request from a GitKraken Boards card.