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Customizing user messages for your enterprise

You can create custom messages that users will see on GitHub.com.

About user messages

You can create global announcement banners, which appear at the top of every page.

You can use Markdown to format your message. For more information, see "About writing and formatting on GitHub."

Creating a global announcement banner

You can set a global announcement banner to be displayed to all users at the top of every page within your enterprise.

You can also create announcement banners at the organization level. For more information, see "Creating an announcement banner for your organization."

  1. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  2. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  3. In the enterprise account sidebar, click Settings. Settings tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. Under Settings, click Announcement. Announcement tab in the enterprise settings sidebar

  5. Under "Announcement", in the text field, type the announcement you want displayed in a banner.

    Screenshot of the text field to enter announcement

  6. Optionally, under "Expires on", select the calendar drop-down menu and click an expiration date.

    Note: Announcements must either have an expiration date, be user dismissible, or both.

    Screenshot of the calendar drop-down menu to choose expiration date

  7. Optionally, to allow each user to dismiss the announcement, select Allow users to dismiss the announcement.

    Screenshot of the "Allow users to dismiss the announcement" checkbox

  8. Optionally, to preview your message, click Preview. Preview message button

  9. Click Save changes. Save changes button