Integrating Whimsical and Linear


We show Linear backlinks when you integrate your Whimsical account with Linear.

Backlinks are links or references from Linear that point to files in Whimsical. For example, if someone mentions a Whimsical board or doc in a Linear issue, this mention creates a backlink in the specific Whimsical file.

In Whimsical, backlinks are currently visible at the end of a doc or a card. In boards, you can use the arrow in the top bar to view backlinks.

Link previews

When you copy and paste a Linear link for an issue or project into a Whimsical doc or board, we’ll show the title and status indicator. This status will update as changes are made in Linear.

How do I install the Linear integration?

  1. As a workspace admin, go to
  2. Click Install under the Linear app
  3. Sign in to your Linear account
  4. Upon signing in to Linear, you’ll be requested to grant Whimsical access to your Linear workspace. After you’ve authorized access, you’re good to go!

Tip: If you have multiple Linear workspaces and wish to switch between them, use the drop-down list in the top left corner of the authorization page to change the workspace you want to connect to Whimsical.

How do I uninstall the Linear integration?

  1. As a workspace admin, go to
  2. Click on the three dots to the right of the Linear app
  3. Select Configure to be taken to Linear Settings

  1. Revoke access to Whimsical from the Linear Security & Access tab, under the "Authorized Applications" section
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