One of the great features on GitHub is the ability to see what other people are working on and who they are connecting with.

Follow People

When you follow someone on GitHub, you'll get notifications on your dashboard about their activity.

Once you are on one of their pages, click the "follow" button.

Follow user button

Watch A Project

At some point you may want to stay up-to-date with a specific project. When you're on a project page, you can click the Watch button at the top of the page.

Watch repository button

When the owner updates the project, you'll see what happened in your dashboard.

More Things You Can Do

You've done some of the most basic social interaction GitHub has to offer, but don't stop there! Check out these other social features:

Pull Requests

Pull Request Button

You may find yourself wanting to contribute to someone else's project, whether to add features or to fix bugs. After making changes, you can let the original author know about them by sending a pull request.

Issues

Issues Button

When you are collaborating on a project with someone, you sometimes come across problems that need to be fixed. Each repository has an Issues section to help you keep track of these problems.

Organizations

Switch account context dropdown

Have you found yourself wishing you could collaborate with multiple people on one project? You can manage everyone with organizations! With an organization you can establish teams with special permissions, have a public organization profile, and keep track of activity within the organization.

Explore

Star a project

Discover interesting projects in the Explore GitHub and Trending page sections. You can then star projects that you find interesting and want to come back to later—just visit your stars page to see all your starred projects.

Celebrate

Congratulations! You are quite the socialite.