Quick Pull Requests

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Starting conversations around changes is what pull requests and GitHub Flow are all about, so we’re excited to introduce a powerful shortcut that gets you there even faster.

When using your browser to edit a file on GitHub.com, the web-based commit composer lets you quickly propose a change to a new branch and then immediately open a pull request for discussion and review:

Selecting the new branch option to open a quick pull request

Reducing the time it takes to open a pull request lowers the contribution barrier, and having this workflow available entirely within the browser makes collaboration more approachable for people with all technical skill levels.

To learn how GitHub Flow works, and whether it might be a good workflow to use on your projects, check out our guide on Understanding GitHub Flow.