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Learn about the GitHub GraphQL API, previews for upcoming changes, breaking changes, and limitations. You can also use the GraphQL Explorer to interact with the API on real GitHub data.

About the GraphQL API

The GitHub GraphQL API offers flexibility and the ability to define precisely the data you want to fetch.

Public schema

Download the public schema for the GitHub GraphQL API.

Breaking changes

Learn about recent and upcoming breaking changes to the GitHub GraphQL API.


The GraphQL schema changelog is a list of recent and upcoming changes to our GraphQL API schema. It includes backwards-compatible changes and upcoming breaking changes.

Rate limits and node limits for the GraphQL API

The GitHub GraphQL API has limitations in place to protect against excessive or abusive calls to GitHub's servers.