We’re introducing Custom Statuses and Incident Timestamps 🎉
We’re continuingly expanding our product to allow even more customisation, so that you can configure us to perfectly suit you and your organization.
You can now create your own Custom Statuses, to fit your incident process.
A good example of an additional status could be "Resolved". This would be a status before the final "Closed" status, to be used when the incident has been resolved, but there’s still parts of your post-incident process to do, such as running a post-mortem, or exporting follow-up items to an issue tracker.
They are split into two categories: live statuses and closed statuses.
In addition to the timestamps that are automatically set, you can now create your own Incident Timestamps to store key information about your incidents.
We’ve added “Impact started at” as a default timestamp. As the impact of your incidents can often start before the incident is declared, you can then manually input this information later on. Doing so allows you to have a better understanding of your incidents.
You can add any timestamps that suit you, and have them automatically set based on conditions, or have them be manually inputted.
You can check all of this out, in the incident.io dashboard in Settings -> Lifecycle
This allows you to easily announce an incident in any Slack channel you wish.
This can be very useful if there’s an incident that impacts a particular team, or if there’s a particularly high impact incident that you wish to announce more widely.
/incident announce in any incident Slack channel.
We’re making Custom Fields even more powerful 💪
The available options of a Custom Field can now be synced with external sources, such as PagerDuty.
For example, you could use a Custom Field to track which PagerDuty services were affected. And the available options will always be kept up-to-date. You can also combine this with workflows, so that (for example) PagerDuty escalates to the specified team.