Creating and deleting branches within your repository

You can create or delete branches directly on GitHub.

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Creating a branch

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

  2. Click the branch selector menu.

    branch selector menu

  3. Type a unique name for your new branch, then select Create branch.

    branch creation text box

Deleting a branch

You can have head branches automatically deleted after pull requests are merged in your repository. For more information, see "Managing the automatic deletion of branches."

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

  2. Above the list of files, click NUMBER branches.

    Branches link on overview page

  3. Scroll to the branch that you want to delete, then click .

    delete the branch

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