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This article was published on May 14, 2021

GitHub now lets developers upload videos to their repositories

You can upload videos from GitHub's iOS and Android apps too

GitHub now lets developers upload videos to their repositories
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GitHub just added support for videos in its project repositories. This makes it easier for developers and  other contributors to show design concepts or bug reproductions without writing lengthy descriptions and uploading a bunch of screenshots.

The code hosting company started testing this feature last December, and now it’s available to everyone. You can upload .mp4 and .mov files to issues, pull requests, and discussion comments.

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Showing new functionality for the project through a video in a pull request on GitHub

Apart from easily showing what bugs the code is causing, videos can be great to demonstrate why you’re placing a pull request, or what functionality you aim to add to the project with your latest contribution.

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Plus, if it’s an educational project, videos can help budding programmers build their chops with more descriptive lessons.

GitHub said that apart from the web interface, you’ll be able to upload videos from its iOS and Android apps too. If you work on mobile apps, you can now upload a screen recording of app testing, directly from your phone.

You can learn more about the feature here.

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