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Create and delete branches

Now you can create and delete branches from GitHub.com.

Create a branch

In your repository’s branch selector, just start typing a new branch name. We’ll give you the option to create a new branch:

create-branches

We’ll branch off of your current context. For example, if you’re on the bugfix branch, we’ll create a new branch from bugfix instead of master. Looking at a commit or a tag instead? We’ll branch your code from that specific revision.

Delete a branch

You’ll also see a delete button in your repository’s Branches page:

delete-branches

As an added bonus, we’ll also give you a link to the branch’s Pull Request, if it has one.

Collaborate without the terminal

For small changes like documentation fixes, typos, or if you’re just a walking software compiler, you can get a lot done in your browser without needing to clone the entire repository to your computer:

Happy branching!

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