Install the GitHub Extension

To integrate your GitHub account in Visual Studio, you need to install the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio. The following instructions identify how to install the extension within Visual Studio.

  1. Select Tools > Extensions and Updates from the main menu.
  2. Select Online from the left side of the Extensions and Updates window.
  3. Search for GitHub Extension using the search bar in the top right corner.
  4. Access the GitHub Extension by selecting View > Other Windows > GitHub from the main menu.

After installing the Visual Studio GitHub Extension, you might want to check out the official website for the extension that includes a description of the different windows and panes you will encounter while using the extension.