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You can now create a branch directly from an issue to begin development work that's correlated to that issue. Branches connected to an issue are shown under the "Development" section, which has replaced "Linked pull requests", in the sidebar of an issue. When you create a pull request for one of these branches, it is automatically linked to the issue.

Create a branch for an issue is in public beta starting today. For more information, see the documentation, or let us know what you think.

An animated image showing how a branch is created for an issue. After creation, the linked branch is shown in the Development section.

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