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What is GitKraken Insights?

GitKraken Insights is a powerful tool that helps you visualize how pull requests are merged into your repositories. It provides a visual representation of your repository’s history, allowing you to see how your codebase has evolved over time. You can use this information to make informed decisions about how to improve your workflow.

Insights is available for,,, and Azure DevOps (Hosted).

Note: Insights is in Preview mode, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Just click on the “Provide feedback on this view” prompt in the upper left of the Pull Requests page to tell us what you think.

How do I use GitKraken Insights?

To enable GitKraken Insights, you’ll first need to open a Cloud Workspace at the Repo Management Tab and then click on the icon. From here, click to connect to your remote hosting service.

You can also connect Gitkraken Insights to your remote hosting service from Preferences > Integrations

Note: When using Insights, we will attempt to add webhooks to your workspace repositories in order to reduce API calls and improve data performance.


Once you’ve connected to your remote hosting service, you’ll be able to see the following metrics:

  • Cycle Time: Measures the average time it takes for a pull request to be merged for the selected timeframe.
  • Average Throughput: Measures the average number of pull requests merged for the selected timeframe.
  • Merge Rate: The percentage of merged pull requests compared to open pull requests for the selected timeframe.
  • Open: The total number of pull requests opened for the selected timeframe.
  • Merged: The total number of pull requests merged for the selected timeframe.

You can see the metrics for the last 7 or 14 days.

The icon will provide information about the metric.

Requirement for Azure Insights and Workspaces

In order to work with Insights and Workspaces for Azure, Third-party application access via OAuth will need to be enabled in Azure from Organization Settings > Policies. You can find more information on this setting here.

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