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Managing your GitHub Copilot for Individuals subscription

Set up your GitHub Copilot trial for your personal account and manage your subscription.

GitHub Copilot can be managed through personal accounts with GitHub Copilot for Individuals or through invoiced GitHub Enterprise Cloud accounts with GitHub Copilot for Business.

GitHub Enterprise Cloud accounts paying through credit card or PayPal, and organizations on the GitHub Team or GitHub Free plans cannot manage GitHub Copilot for their members at this time. If you are interested in managing GitHub Copilot through your GitHub Enterprise Cloud account paying through credit card or PayPal, or your organization on the GitHub Team or GitHub Free plan, you can contact sales and request to join the waitlist.

Setting up a trial of GitHub Copilot for your personal account

Before you can start using GitHub Copilot, you will need to set up a free trial or subscription.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the "Code, planning, and automation" section of the sidebar, click GitHub Copilot.

  3. On the GitHub Copilot settings page, click Enable GitHub Copilot.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot settings with Enable GitHub Copilot button emphasized

  4. Choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly, and click Continue to get access to Copilot.

    • If your personal account meets the criteria for a free GitHub Copilot subscription instead of a trial, you will automatically be taken to step 6.

    Screenshot of trial setup with Continue to get access to Copilot button emphasized

  5. Follow the steps to confirm your payment details, then click Submit.

  6. Select your preferences, then click Save and get started.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot settings with Save and get started button

    You can change these preferences at a later time by returning to your GitHub Copilot settings. For more information, see "Configuring GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio Code."

Modifying your GitHub Copilot subscription

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Billing and plans.

  3. In the "GitHub Copilot" section, select the Edit dropdown.

    • If you are on a monthly billing cycle, select Change to yearly billing.
    • If you are on a yearly billing cycle, select Change to monthly billing.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot section on billing page with edit dropdown emphasized

Canceling your GitHub Copilot subscription

You can cancel your GitHub Copilot subscription at any time. If you cancel during your 60 day trial, you won't be charged. If you do not cancel your GitHub Copilot subscription before the end of the 60 day trial, you will be charged according to the billing cycle you selected when setting up the trial.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Billing and plans.

  3. In the "GitHub Copilot" section, select the Edit dropdown.

    • If you have a paid subscription, click Cancel GitHub Copilot.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot section on billing page with cancel GitHub Copilot option emphasized

    • If you are within your 60-day trial period, click Cancel trial.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot section on billing page with cancel trial option emphasized

  4. In the "Cancel GitHub Copilot" modal, click I understand, cancel GitHub Copilot

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot cancel modal with I understand, cancel GitHub Copilot button emphasized

    • If you are within your 60-day trial period, click I understand, cancel GitHub Copilot trial.

    Screenshot of GitHub Copilot cancel trial modal with I understand, cancel trial button emphasized

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