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Automatically delete head branches of pull requests

Repositories can now be set to delete the head branch of a pull request once it has merged into the base branch.

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The retention policy for web notifications will be updated in multiple phases with the goal of retaining all `read` and `unread` messages for a total of three months each.

The first phase of this update has landed which has increased the retention for `read` notifications from 1 week to 1 month and reduced the retention for `unread` from 6 months to 5 months.

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