Label improvements: emoji, descriptions, and more

Organizing issues and pull requests with labels can help you manage the chaos and be more productive. To support your labeling efforts and make labels even more useful, we’ve made a few enhancements.

Using emoji in labels

Emoji

When words are just not enough, include emoji in your labels to express yourself and the needs of your project through tiny images. :sparkles:

Descriptions

Add descriptions to your labels to provide even more context and help your contributors apply the right ones to their issues or pull requests. Descriptions will appear when you hover your mouse over labels around GitHub.

Now that labels include descriptions, we’ve added search to the “Labels” page of each repository to help you find the one you’re looking for. Filtering labels in the sidebar of your issue or pull request also filters by description.

Preview

When editing a label, you’ll now see a preview of how it will appear once you save it. Use this preview to choose the perfect color or see how your emoji look.

API and Enterprise support for these features is coming soon!

Learn more about using and editing labels on GitHub

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