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Watching and unwatching repositories

You can watch a repository to receive notifications for new pull requests and issues that are created. You can also unwatch a repository if you no longer want to receive notifications for that specific repository.

You can also watch and unwatch releases in a repository. For more information, see "Watching and unwatching releases for a repository."

Watching all repositories that you have push access to

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click . If you've disabled web notifications and you don't see the bell icon, you can navigate to https://github.com/watching.

    Notification indicating any unread message

  2. Click Watching.

    Listing of watched repositories

  3. On the right side of the page, select Automatically watch.

    A checkbox for configuring watching repositories automatically

Watching a single repository

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

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Watching from the "Watch" drop-down menu.

    Watch options in a drop-down menu for a repository

Unwatching all repositories that you have push access to

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click . If you've disabled web notifications and you don't see the bell icon, you can navigate to https://github.com/watching.

    Notification indicating any unread message

  2. Click Watching.

    Listing of watched repositories

  3. On the right side of the page, unselect Automatically watch.

    A checkbox for configuring watching repositories automatically

Unwatching a single repository

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

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Unwatch from the "Watch" drop-down menu.

    Watch options in a drop-down menu for a repository

Note: You can also choose to ignore a repository. If you ignore a repository, you won't receive any notifications. We don't recommend ignoring repositories as you won't be notified if you're @mentioned.

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