Managing tags

You can use GitHub Desktop to create, push, and view tags.

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About tags in GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop allows you to create annotated tags. You can use a tag to mark an individual point in your repository's history, including a version number for a release. For more information about release tags, see "About releases."

By default, GitHub Desktop will push the tag that you create to your repository with the associated commit.

Creating a tag

  1. Click History.
    The history tab selected in the sidebar
  2. Right-click the commit and click Create Tag....
    Select the create tag menu item
  3. Type the name of the tag.
    Enter a tag name
  4. Click Create Tag.

Viewing tags

  1. Click History.

    The history tab selected in the sidebar

  2. Click the commit.

    Note: GitHub Desktop displays an arrow if the tag has not been pushed to the remote repository.

    Viewing a tag in the history

  3. All tags associated with the commit are visible in that commit's metadata.

    Viewing a tag in the commit

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