Labels can be applied to issues and pull requests to signify priority, category, or any other information that you find useful.

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection

  3. Next to the search field, click Labels. Issues Labels button

  4. Click New Label to create a new label, or click Edit to edit an existing one.

  5. In the text box, type your new label name. Issues new label textbox
  6. Select a color for the label from the color bar. You can customize this color by editing the hexadecimal number above the color bar. Issues new label textbox
  7. Click Create Label to save the new label.

Deleting labels

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection

  3. Next to the search field, click Labels. Issues Labels button

  4. Click Delete.

When a label is deleted, issues and pull requests are not affected.

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