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Last week (I think), the mark all as read button vanished from my GitHub notification page, maybe for a few days.

It eventually came back. But now, read notifications just accumulate in a dedicated read drawer and there seem to be no way of getting rid of them...

no <code>clear</code> button

What's going on with GitHub notifications this month?
Where can I find information (and motivation) about these new features?
How do I clear these notifications?

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Marking all notifications as read

  • in the upper-right corner of any page, click the bell
  • in the upper right corner of the page, click Mark all as read

https://help.github.com/articles/marking-notifications-as-read/

To remove Read notifications you can unread them into Unread or:

  • unwatch repositories
  • leave teams
  • lock conversations
  • wait a few days until they vanish on themselves

More about notifications: https://github.blog/notifications/

GitHub changelog: https://github.blog/changelog/

Feedback links:

  • Hm, I see all this. Do you mean that the only way of clearing this new read drawer is to unwatch/leave/lock? – iago-lito Jan 18 at 9:35
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    @iago-lito as far as I know - yes – user0 Jan 18 at 9:45
  • Well, okay.. I'm curious too see how far this number of read notifications will go up before we get a way to archive them or get rid of them :P Thank you for the changelog and the feedback links :) – iago-lito Jan 18 at 9:48
  • Ah, interestingly, the number seems to lower down day after day.. maybe they have some limited lifetime, yet undocumented now? :) Does this deserve an edit or another answer? – iago-lito Jan 19 at 9:05
  • @iago-lito webapps.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers – user0 Apr 8 at 12:40

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