GitHub Discussions go out of beta and add new features

Laurent Giret

GitHub Discussions, a new collaborative communication feature allowing GitHub communities to collaborate outside the codebase has dropped its beta tag this week. The feature launched in beta last year for public repositories, and thousand of communities have since used GitHub discussions to have open conversations that aren’t related to code, unlike GitHub issues.

The beta period already saw GitHub Discussions receive new features inspired by user feedback, but the team is now ready to add more highly-requested tools. It’s now possible to access GitHub discussions on the mobile app, triage discussions with labels, and add integrations with GitHub actions. Soon, GitHub users will also be able to use polls in Discussions and monitor community insights with a detailed dashboard.

If you have yet to experiment with GitHub Discussions, you can enable it under “Features” in your repository settings. The team will continue to listen to user feedback to improve GitHub