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We’re excited to introduce a new beta version of GitHub’s home feed on your dashboard, designed to help developers build community, find inspiration, and celebrate each other’s incredible work.
We want to help your work reach an audience that cares about what you do. Whether it’s a project releasing a new version, a community reaching a big milestone, a popular developer starting something new, or a user answering questions in GitHub Discussions—the feed can give exposure to these moments. We’re excited to share this first release in a series of steps designed to make discovery easier across GitHub.
Read on for more about the updates to your feed, and what’s next!
Your dashboard now has a new “For you” tab, where we’ll be shipping updates over the next few months to help you discover interesting projects across GitHub. As part of today’s update, the new feed helps you:
- Find new projects your network is starring, adding to lists, or depending on.
- See quality releases and project announcements.
- Keep up with new maintainers joining GitHub Sponsors or reaching their goals.
- Get updates from users you collaborate with or projects you contribute to.
- Follow organizations to keep up with new launches, announcements, and sponsorships.
- Find new repositories or users to follow based on your interests.
Your feed will be an evolving space, specific to you and your community on GitHub. As you follow your favorite projects or developers on GitHub you’ll see that project’s activity start to be highlighted more often in your feed.
We also recently released GitHub Lists as a public beta to help you organize and curate your favorite repositories on GitHub, in a way that is unique to you. You can add repositories to Lists as you star them, which can help you stay organized (and, help you learn what your friends are enjoying!).
And finally, you can now follow organizations on GitHub to stay up-to-date with their new projects, sponsorships, and announcements. Head to any organization page and look for the “Follow” button to get started.
There’s plenty more opportunity to improve discovery on GitHub, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you try out the beta on your homepage. We want to hear more about how you’re using your feed and what else you’d like to see us support, so let us know in our feedback discussion.