Starting today your pull requests will always have the most recent and relevant code, and your reviews will be more efficient. With automatic updates, pushing to a branch with an open pull request will automatically include those commits in the open pull request. This way your reviewers will always see the most recent changes to the branch in the pull request.
The most important thing about a pull request is the discussion that it generates: As you get feedback from other developers about changes or improvements that should be made, you’ll be generating new commits which should be part of your review. Now you’ll automatically see those commits in the pull request with no extra steps.
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