GitHub app for Google Chat

Use the GitHub app in Chat to get notifications about GitHub events, such as issues, pull requests, and comments.

Before you begin

Set up the GitHub app in Chat

  1. Open Chat.
  2. Open a direct message with the app or go to a space with the app.
  3. Click sign in to your GitHub accountand thensign in to your GitHub account.
    The configuration window opens.
  4. Under Choose Repository, click the Down arrow and select the GitHub repository to get notifications for.
  5. Under Thread messages by, select No threads or Repository.
  6. Check the boxes for the items you want to get notifications about in Chat.
  7. Click Save.
You need to set up notifications in each space where you add the app. The app sends notifications to all spaces where it's a member.

Change app settings

In spaces, only the person who added the app can change the settings.

  1. Open Chat.
  2. Open a direct message with the app or go to a space with the app.
  3. Enter settings. In spaces, enter @GitHub settings.
    The current settings for the app appear.
  4. Click Edit Settings.
    The settings page opens.
  5. Click Edit and thenchange the settings as needed.
  6. Click Save.

Removing the app from a space deletes the app settings.

Using the app in spaces

To use the app in spaces, you need to explicitly @mention the app in each message to the app (including in replies to messages from the app). The @mention confirms you're sending the message to the app and not to others in the space.

 


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