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Subscribing to Copilot as an individual user

Start a free trial to begin using Copilot Individual.

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

To sign up for GitHub Copilot Individual, you need a personal account on To use Copilot with a managed user account, you must be granted access to a Copilot Business or Copilot Enterprise subscription. For more information, see "About GitHub Copilot."


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 30-day trial.

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

  2. On the GitHub Copilot settings page, click Start free trial.

  3. Choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly, and click Get access to GitHub 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 5.

  4. Follow the steps to enter and confirm your payment details, then click Submit.

  5. Select your preferences, then click Save and complete setup.

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

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