Managing user account settings
You can change several settings for your personal account, including changing your username and deleting your account.
About your personal dashboard
You can visit your personal dashboard to keep track of issues and pull requests you're working on or following, navigate to your top repositories and team pages, stay updated on recent activities in organizations and repositories you're subscribed to, and explore recommended repositories.
Managing your theme settings
You can manage how GitHub looks to you by setting a theme preference that either follows your system settings or always uses a light or dark mode.
Changing your GitHub username
You can change your GitHub username at any time.
Merging multiple user accounts
If you have separate accounts for work and personal use, you can merge the accounts.
Converting a user into an organization
You can convert your user account into an organization. This allows more granular permissions for repositories that belong to the organization.
Deleting your user account
You can delete your GitHub user account at any time.
Permission levels for a user account repository
A repository owned by a user account has two permission levels: the repository owner and collaborators.
Permission levels for user-owned project boards
A project board owned by a user account has two permission levels: the project board owner and collaborators.
Managing the default branch name for your repositories
You can set the default branch name for new repositories that you create on GitHub.
Managing security and analysis settings for your user account
You can control features that secure and analyze the code in your projects on GitHub.
Managing access to your user account's project boards
As a project board owner, you can add or remove a collaborator and customize their permissions to a project board.
Best practices for leaving your company
Changing jobs is a fact of life. If you use your GitHub user account for both personal and work purposes, there are a few things to keep in mind when you leave your company or organization.
What does the 'Available for hire' checkbox do?
Use the Available for hire checkbox to view GitHub Jobs posts within GitHub.