While you’ve always been able to use markdown syntax for comments on Github, a new toolbar will make it easier for those without basic formatting know-how.
The new toolbar is a WYSIWYG option that will be immediately familiar to those who write via a common CMS like WordPress. You can do things like make text bold, italicized or change the font size.
Users can also add hyperlinks, or make lists (bulleted or numbered). GitHub-specific options like @mentions and pull request tagging are also available.
The toolbar out now, so look for it next time you’re leaving comments about pull requests or on a codebase.
➤ Improved commenting with Markdown [GitHub]