GitKraken Timelines are designed to show major milestones on a continuous line that represents time.

Each milestone is associated with a date and can include goals/tasks, links, and an image.

Create Timeline

Timelines can be created and shared across every department in your company. If you're a new user, you may click to get started.

If you already have a timeline, you may click to create a new timeline. When you create a timeline, make sure to also select a color.


Build out your timeline by adding milestones. You may add milestones by clicking the button.

Alternatively, hover your mouse over the time line to add a milestone.

As you add milestones, GitKraken Timelines automagically adjusts your timeline to view all the milestones.

Add Images

To add an image cover to a milestone, click on a milestone. Then you may either click to browse to an image, or drag and drop an image file.

You also have an option to set this image as a background to your milestone. This means the milestone text will layer over the image.

Milestone Items

Each milestone can have links and any number of milestone items. To add a milestone item, first click on a milestone.

You may then enter items from the Add Milestone Items section, and then click Add Item to nest the item under the milestone. Additionally, you may click the 🔗 icon to add a link to this milestone item.

Be sure to hit to save your changes.

A link will then become available on the timeline by the milestone item.

To view a hyperlink, click into a milestone and then click on the 🔗 icon.

And to remove a hyperlink, click on the Remove option.


GitKraken Timelines has the ability to combine different timelines into the same view.

To add on timelines, click on the box icon in front of the timeline name:

Each timeline maintains its color so you may see which milestone is from which timeline.

Combine as many timelines as you wish to get the context you need. If you then wish to save a view, click this icon to create a view:

Here you may name the view and decide whether set the view to Make Public.

If you turn on the public setting, this will create a public, sharable, and read-only URL for others to view your saved timeline. This makes it easy to show others the history or future of a given project.

Adjust the Zoom

The legend in the upper right corner allows you to zoom the time scale in or out.

You may then slide the timeline to a given frame of time.

Add Collaborators

You may collaborate with anyone to create and maintain timelines. To add a collaborator, click the people icon and type the name or email address of the existing GitKraken or Glo user.

Note, you may only add collaborators with 1 timeline selected. The option will remain greyed out if you have more than one timeline enabled.

Share Timelines

Public Timelines

Click on this arrow icon to access the share settings for a given timeline.

This lets you set a timeline to public, which then provides a public and sharable link to the timeline.

Embed Timelines

You may embed any public timeline on a web page.

Click on this arrow icon to access the embed code for a public timeline.

You may then embed this timeline by copying and pasting this bit of code into your website's code.