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Reverting a commit in GitHub Desktop

You can use GitHub Desktop to revert a specific commit to remove its changes from your branch.

When you revert to a previous commit, the revert is also a commit. The original commit also remains in the repository's history.

Tip: When you revert multiple commits, it's best to revert in order from newest to oldest. If you revert commits in a different order, you may see merge conflicts.

  1. In the left sidebar, click History.

    Screenshot of the "History" tab in the sidebar. Above a list of commits, the tab button, labeled "History", is highlighted with an orange outline.

  2. Right-click the commit you want to revert and click Revert Changes in Commit.

    Screenshot of a list of commits in the "History" tab. Next to a commit, in a context menu, the cursor hovers over the "Revert Changes in Commit" option.