Welcome to YouTrack 6.5

YouTrack 6.5 introduces a number of integrations, simplified Jira import, redesigned Administration UI, and many other important enhancements.

Integration with JetBrains Teamware

Please welcome Hub, a brand new user management system designed to serve as a single entry point for all JetBrains team tools including YouTrack, TeamCity, and Upsource. YouTrack 6 comes with Hub embedded, so you may already be familiar with it.

Integration with Bitbucket and GitLab

Thanks to native Bitbucket and GitLab integrations, you are able to:

  • Type any YouTrack command in a commit comment and have it applied to the mentioned issue. (All changes will be made with the committer's account.)
  • Use commit hashes in YouTrack issues to provide direct links to Bitbucket/Gitlab commits.
  • View VCS changes on a specific VCS Changes tab.
  • Filter the issues that contain VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.

One-click Jira Import

Import your Jira projects with all their histories, watchers lists, voters, custom fields, reporters, assignees, comments, attachments, and even work items. Simply provide YouTrack with the link to your Jira, your login and your password, and that's it! YouTrack will create a group for your Jira assignees, and add users for your Jira reporters. This brand new import supports Jira 5+.

Redesigned Administration UI

We've given lots of thought to the Administration parts of YouTrack, and we hope the new look & feel will enhance your experience with configuring and administering YouTrack projects. Included are new and improved ways to customize fields and workflows, tweak integrations, and more.

Project Wizard

Creating a project is now as simple as completing just three fields and adding your team members.

And that's not all. Welcome the brand new Project List, with project tiles showing the basic information. A project filter with query assistance is also included. There is also a fast new way to edit projects, by adding a team member or group to the project team in one click.


GitHub Integration

In previous versions YouTrack has already had native integration with GitHub, allowing you to navigate directly to the commits from issue and apply YouTrack commands from commit comments. Now you can also integrate one GitHub repository with multiple YouTrack projects. GitHub changes are also now reflected on the VCS changes tab. Filter the issues that contain VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.


Please give a warm welcome to the greatly enhanced Dashboard! Now you can resize your widgets, edit and drag them smoothly, and open a widget in full screen by double-clicking its header. Better query assistance, saved searches and tag filters are also available.


YouTrack 6.5 introduces a number of enhancements to custom workflows. These small but nice features will improve your experience with creating and using workflows. With YouTrack 6.5 you are welcome to:

  • send notification on comment update
  • use more detailed workflow language reference
  • run scheduled rules and time events under a dedicated YouTrack Workflow user

Bug-fix Versions

All bug-fix versions like 6.5.x are now included in the license. If you have an active upgrade subscription that allows you to upgrade to YouTrack 6.5, you'll get all 6.5.x updates automatically, even if your subscription expires by the time a bug-fix version is released.

Mention @username Notifications

Mention @username notification is a first-class citizen now. It can be configured from your user profile and is no longer a part of any specific workflow.

Mailbox integration

Using YouTrack as a help desk? We have some sweet goodies for you in YouTrack 6.5:

  • ${reply-to} variable
  • all user's emails will be now associated with one user profile
  • square brackets contents in an email title can be discarded
  • "Disable Mailbox rule" option

TeamCity Integration

With YouTrack 6.5 enjoy TeamCity feature branches support.