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This article was published on March 3, 2016

GitHub Desktop now supports @-mentions, emojis and issue referencing

GitHub Desktop now supports @-mentions, emojis and issue referencing
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GitHub for the desktop now lets you mention other users and reference issues, just as you can on the Web.

It also works exactly the same on the desktop; just use the ‘@‘ symbol before names to mention friends or coworkers, and the ‘#’ to reference known issues.

Oh yeah — you can also use ‘:’ to add emoji to your commits and pull requests. Yay!

The new features are available for both OS X and Windows, but you’ll probably need to manually check for updates in the settings menu on GitHub Desktop and relaunch the app to get things rolling.

Issue references and @mentions for GitHub Desktop [GitHub]