GitHub opens Copilot Chat to all developers

GitHub opens Copilot Chat to all developers Ryan is a senior editor at TechForge Media with over a decade of experience covering the latest technology and interviewing leading industry figures. He can often be sighted at tech conferences with a strong coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. If it's geeky, he’s probably into it. Find him on Twitter (@Gadget_Ry) or Mastodon (

GitHub has announced that Copilot Chat is now available to all developers, ushering in a new era of AI-powered software development.

Copilot Chat was launched for ‘Business’ users in July. The AI assistant is capable of assisting developers in their preferred natural language and promises to reduce repetitive tasks.

Developers can use the assistant to explore new languages or frameworks, troubleshoot bugs, and/or seek answers to coding questions, all while remaining within their IDE. This reduction in the need for context switching streamlines development, allowing developers to maintain their focus and productivity.

One noteworthy feature of GitHub Copilot Chat is its real-time guidance—offering suggestions, best practices, tips, and solutions tailored to specific coding challenges. This guidance enables developers to learn new languages or enhance their skills rapidly.

Additionally, GitHub Copilot Chat provides in-depth code analysis, breaking down complex concepts and offering explanations of code snippets.

Security is always of paramount concern, especially when using AI-powered tools. Copilot Chat aims to improve security by suggesting remediations for issues. For those grappling with debugging, GitHub Copilot Chat also identifies problems and offers suggestions, explanations, and alternative approaches to streamline the process.

One of the most significant impacts of GitHub Copilot Chat is its potential to help democratise software development. The tool empowers developers to learn and build in the language that feels most natural. From beginners in Brazil to seasoned professionals in Germany, GitHub Copilot Chat bridges the gap—enabling everyone to participate in software development.

GitHub says it envisions a future where natural language becomes a universal programming tool. With the release of Copilot Chat, they take a big step towards that goal.

GitHub is sending out email notifications featuring guidance on how to get started.

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