At GitHub we love using Gist to share code. Whether it’s a simple snippet or a full app, Gist is a great way to get your point across. And the fact that every Gist is a fully forkable git repository makes it even better.

Today we’re excited to share the next generation of Gist. Rewritten from scratch using better libraries and our styleguide, the new Gist is part of our plan to make sharing code easier than ever.

What’s new?

Everything, because we rewrote it. But here are some of our favorite new features.

Discover Gists

The new Gist makes it easier to find what you’re looking for, whether you’re browsing new code on Discover or searching by language with our new Gist Search.

Edit like an Ace

Gist, like GitHub, is now powered by the Ace editor. Syntax highlighted, indentation aware editing is now at your fingertips.

(Try dragging a file of code from your desktop to the editor for even more fun.)

History is written by the Gisters

You can now view the full history of every Gist, complete with diffs. Never be blamed for sloppy coding again.


The new Gist tells you which forks have activity, making it easier to find interesting changes from coworkers or complete strangers.

And more…

There’s more new stuff but you’ll have to poke around to find it.

We hope you enjoy the new Gist as much as we do! 💟