When you watch a repository, you get notifications for any new pull requests and issues that are created, including those not mentioning you.

Tip: You will automatically watch any repositories you create or that are created by your team in an organization.

  1. On GitHub Enterprise, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. In the upper-right corner, in the "Watch" list, select Watching. Selecting the watcher menu

Disabling automatic watching

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click . If you've disabled web notifications and you don't see the bell icon, you can navigate to https://github.com/watching. Notification indicating any unread message
  2. Click Watching. Listing of watched repositories
  3. On the right side of the page, unselect Automatically watch. A checkbox for configuring watching repositories automatically

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