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Managing your GitHub Copilot subscription for your personal account

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

GitHub Copilot can be managed through personal accounts with GitHub Copilot for Individuals or through organization or enterprise accounts with GitHub Copilot for Business.

Setting up a GitHub Copilot trial or subscription for your personal account

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

Note: If you were part of the free GitHub Copilot technical preview that was run between July 2021 and June 2022, you are not eligible for a 60-day trial.

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

    Screenshot of GitHub's account menu showing options for users to view and edit their profile, content, and settings. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

  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.

  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 or paid subscription, you will automatically be taken to step 6.
  5. Follow the steps to confirm your payment details, then click Submit.

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

    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 Copilot for Individuals subscription

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

    Screenshot of GitHub's account menu showing options for users to view and edit their profile, content, and settings. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

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

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

    • 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.

Canceling your Copilot for Individuals subscription

You can cancel your Copilot for Individuals subscription at any time. If you cancel during your 60 day trial, you won't be charged. If you do not cancel your Copilot for Individuals 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.

    Screenshot of GitHub's account menu showing options for users to view and edit their profile, content, and settings. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

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

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

    • If you have a paid subscription, click Cancel GitHub Copilot.
    • If you are within your 60-day trial period, click Cancel trial.
  4. In the "Cancel GitHub Copilot" modal, click I understand, cancel GitHub Copilot

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

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