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Translations are now available for discussion comments in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and English. If your first preference browser language is different from the language of the discussion comment, you will now see an option to translate the comment's contents.

Discussion comment in Spanish being translated to English and back again

This feature is in beta and we'd love your feedback. Leave us a note here and let us know what you think.

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You can now enable Discussions for your organization, which is a place for your organization to share announcements and host conversations that aren't specific to a single repository within
your organization. To get started, go to Organization Settings -> Discussions -> Enable discussions for this organization.

enable org discussions

For more information, see GitHub Discussions documentation.

For questions or feedback, visit GitHub Discussions feedback.

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Discussions are now supported in the GitHub app for Microsoft Teams and Slack.

Notifications

  • You can now subscribe to the discussions feature from a channel in Microsoft Teams or Slack, or a personal app in Microsoft Teams.
  • After subscribing, you will be notified when a discussion is created or answered.

URL previews

  • When you post a link to a discussion in Microsoft Teams or Slack, a preview of the discussion will now be displayed.

For more information, see the full documentation for GitHub for Microsoft Teams or GitHub for Slack.

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Get insights on your Discussions community with the new dashboard called Community in the Insights tab. This dashboard gives you a quick way to monitor the following:

  • Number of Discussions, Issues, and Pull Requests open over time
  • Page views of Discussions over time, segmented by logged in vs anonymous users
  • Daily Discussions contributors over time
  • New Discussions contributors over time

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For more information, see GitHub Discussions documentation.

For questions or feedback, visit GitHub Discussions feedback.

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🌏 Today we're releasing a new beta feature that allows you to translate GitHub Discussions content into different spoken languages. This initial beta release includes support for Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and English, and we plan to add support for more languages soon.

This beta feature is now enabled for all users. To try it out, configure your web browser with Korean or Brazilian Portuguese as the default language, then navigate to any GitHub repo that has Discussions enabled. Click the overflow menu beside any discussion comment and you'll see a link to translate it to your preferred language:

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To see some popular communities using GitHub Discussions, check out docs.github.com/discussions.

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We'd love to hear what you think of this new feature and how it can be improved. Please join the discussions below to share your feedback.

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Labels and a new announcements category format are now available as part of the GitHub Discussions public beta. Labels will help maintainers triage and organize their discussions. When creating a new custom category, maintainers may now select the Announcements format where only maintainers and admins can post discussions to these categories.

Get started with GitHub Discussions.

For questions or feedback, visit GitHub Discussions feedback.

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You can now link discussions to new releases!

When drafting a new release, check the Create a discussion for this release box, choose a category, and publish. Your community will be able to react and comment on the release notes, giving projects more opportunities to celebrate and receive feedback. Release discussions are also available natively on GitHub Mobile.

enable discussion creation on a release

For more information, see GitHub Discussions, GitHub Releases and GitHub Mobile documentation.

For questions or feedback, join the conversation in GitHub Product Feedback.

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GitHub Discussions is now available as a public beta, providing you with a dedicated space for your community to ask and answer questions, and have conversations that are separate from issues in your repository.

Discussions work a lot like issues. However, with discussions you can also:

  • Mark questions with an answer
  • Convert issues into discussions
  • Categorize discussions – fully customizable
  • Have threaded conversations
  • Pin up to 4 discussions

We will continue adding more functionality based on your feedback, including adding Discussions to GitHub for mobile as a beta.

If you are an admin or maintainer of a public repository you can enable Discussions via repository settings for your community today!

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