Viewing the branch history

You can see details about any commit in GitHub Desktop, including a diff of the changes the commit introduced.

Each commit shows:

  • The commit message
  • The time the commit was created
  • The committer's username and profile photo (if available)
  • The commit's SHA-1 hash (the unique ID)
  1. Click History.
    The history tab selected in the sidebar
  2. On the History tab, click the commit you'd like to review.
    A commit on the History tab
  3. If there are multiple files in the commit, click on an individual file to see the changes made to that file in that commit.
    A file in the commit

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