How to Create a New Branch in GitHub

To create a new branch in GitHub, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to the GitHub website.
  2. Log in to your account and navigate to the repository where you want to create a new branch.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu that says “Branch: master” (or the current name of the default branch) at the top left of the repository page.
  4. Type in a name for your new branch in the text box that says “Find or create a branch.”
  5. Click on the “Create branch: [branch name]” button to create the new branch.

Alternatively, you can create a new branch using the command line by following these steps:

  1. Open your terminal or command prompt.
  2. Navigate to the local repository on your computer using the “cd” command.
  3. Use the “git checkout -b [branch name]” command to create a new branch and switch to it.
  4. Make changes to the new branch and commit them using the “git add” and “git commit” commands.
  5. Use the “git push origin [branch name]” command to push the changes to the new branch on GitHub.

Once you have created a new branch, you can make changes to it and submit a pull request to merge it with the default branch when you are ready.