Request a design review

This feature is only available on our Business and Enterprise plans. Upgrade your plan to use review requests.

Request a design review

After you’ve committed your changes, you can request a design review of your branch using Abstract. We also recommend holding a team-wide design review to align on which branches should be merged to master. Watch the video to learn more about design reviews in Abstract.

To request a design review:

  1. Open the Abstract desktop app.
  2. Select the project that contains the branch you’d like to be reviewed.
  3. Select Branches from the left side pane.
  4. Select your branch you’d like to be reviewed.
    Note: You can only request a review for your own branches.
  5. Click REQUEST REVIEW in the top right corner.
    Alternatively, you can select Request Review from the branch status dropdown menu.
  6. Type in the names of your project team member(s) you’d like to review your branch.
  7. Click REQUEST REVIEW.

Your Branch status will change to IN REVIEW.

Cancel a review request

If you accidentally started the design review process before you were ready, you can cancel a review request at anytime.

To cancel a review request:

  1. Open the Abstract desktop app.
  2. Select the project that contains the branch you’d like to cancel the review for.
  3. Select Branches from the left side pane.
  4. Select the branch you’d like to cancel the review for.
  5. Change the Branch status to Work in Progress in the dropdown menu.
  6. Select the OVERVIEW tab.
  7. In the right side pane, click MANAGE.
  8. Click the … menu next to a reviewer’s name.
  9. Select Remove reviewer.

Repeat until all reviewers are removed.

Give feedback on a design review

If you've been requested to provide a review of someone's work, you can leave comments on their work, approve all of it, or request changes.

To leave a design review on a branch:

  1. Open the Abstract desktop or web app.
  2. In the left sidebar, click the Reviews tab to see review requests assigned to you.
  3. Select the branch that you would like to review.
  4. Read the branch summary and view any collections on the branch.
  5. In the top right corner, click the Review button to start your review.
  6. Select either Approve changes or Request changes.
  7. Optional - Add a comment about your review decisions.
  8. Click the Approve changes or Request changes button when you have finished to post your review.

Your review will be posted to the branch's activity log. If you request changes, it will also change the branch's status to "Changes requested."

Check out our video for more details about creating design reviews in Abstract.