GitHub Copilot Chat is now available on mobile

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Key notes

  • Developers can now use GitHub Copilot Chat on mobile to ask coding questions and get help using natural language.
  • This increases accessibility for developers who don’t have traditional coding environments.
  • Organizations can use GitHub Copilot Chat on mobile to access private repositories and ask questions specific to their codebase.

To increase developer accessibility, GitHub has announced the general availability of GitHub Copilot Chat on mobile devices through the GitHub Mobile app. 

Previously limited to desktop environments, GitHub Copilot Chat offers functionalities such as:

  • Answering coding inquiries
  • Simplifying comprehension of unfamiliar codebases
  • Simplifying complex coding concepts

Organizations utilizing GitHub Copilot Enterprise can benefit further from the mobile functionality. With access to private repositories, developers can ask questions specific to their codebase, including inquiries about the purpose of a particular code snippet or the frequency of a function’s usage. This eliminates the need for documentation searches.

Getting started with GitHub Copilot Chat on mobile is an easy process. Individual users with a GitHub Copilot Individual plan can simply download and log in to the GitHub Mobile app. Chat will be automatically enabled for existing users with a plan. 

Users without a plan can purchase one directly within the app, which grants access to other features like real-time code suggestions and unlimited chat interactions within the IDE, GitHub Copilot in the command line interface, and more.

Administrators can enable access to GitHub Copilot Chat through mobile settings for organizations subscribed to Business or Enterprise plans.

Overall, GitHub is allowing developers with AI by integrating it into their mobile app. This reflects their goal of making coding more accessible and efficient for 1 billion developers.

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