Polling configuration (FREE SELF)

The GitLab UI polls for updates for different resources (issue notes, issue titles, pipeline statuses, and so on) on a schedule appropriate to the resource.

To configure the polling interval multiplier:

  1. On the top bar, select Menu > {admin} Admin.

  2. On the left sidebar, select Settings > Preferences.

  3. Expand Real-time features.

  4. Set a value for the polling interval multiplier. This multiplier is applied to all resources at once, and decimal values are supported:

    • 1.0 is the default, and recommended for most installations.
    • 0 disables UI polling completely. On the next poll, clients stop polling for updates.
    • A value greater than 1 slows polling down. If you see issues with database load from lots of clients polling for updates, increasing the multiplier from 1 can be a good compromise, rather than disabling polling completely. For example, if you set the value to 2, all polling intervals are multiplied by 2, which means that polling happens half as frequently.
    • A value between 0 and 1 makes the UI poll more frequently (so updates show in other sessions faster), but is not recommended. 1 should be fast enough.
  5. Select Save changes.