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Configuring GitHub Copilot settings on

You can configure GitHub Copilot's behavior on, which affects how GitHub Copilot functions in any IDE that you use.

Who can use this feature

People with individual GitHub Copilot subscriptions can configure their settings on

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

GitHub Copilot is free to use for verified students, teachers, and maintainers of popular open source projects. For more information, see "About billing for GitHub Copilot."

About GitHub Copilot settings on

In addition to the configuration for the GitHub Copilot plugin in your supported IDE, you can configure settings for GitHub Copilot on The settings apply wherever you use GitHub Copilot.

Configuring GitHub Copilot settings on

Before you can start using GitHub Copilot, you will need to set up a subscription. For more information, see "Managing your GitHub Copilot subscription for your personal account" or "Managing your GitHub Copilot subscription for your organization or enterprise."

Once you have an active GitHub Copilot subscription, you can adjust GitHub Copilot settings for your personal account on GitHub in the GitHub Copilot settings. The settings apply anywhere that you use GitHub Copilot. You can configure the suggestions that GitHub Copilot offers and how GitHub uses your telemetry data.

Enabling or disabling duplication detection

Note: If you are a member of an organization on GitHub Enterprise Cloud who has been assigned a GitHub Copilot seat through your organization, you will not be able to configure duplication detection in your personal account settings. Your duplication detection setting will be inherited from your organization or enterprise.

GitHub Copilot includes a filter which detects code suggestions matching public code on GitHub. You can choose to enable or disable the filter. When the filter is enabled, GitHub Copilot checks code suggestions with their surrounding code of about 150 characters against public code on GitHub. If there is a match or near match, the suggestion will not be shown to you.

  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 left sidebar, click GitHub Copilot.

  3. Under Suggestions matching public code, select the dropdown menu, then click Allow to allow suggestions matching public code, or Block to block suggestions matching public code.

  4. To confirm your new settings, click Save.

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