Browser Extension

The browser extension adds a Gitpod button to GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket repository interfaces, whether managed or self-hosted to allow you to quickly open workspaces.

The Gitpod button on a GitHub repository, created by the browser extension Caption: The Gitpod button shown on a GitHub repository, created by the browser extension

The extension works with the following browsers:

  1. Chrome (including Edge, Brave and other Chromium-based browsers)
  2. Firefox

Access the extension settings

You can access the extension settings by clicking on the Gitpod icon in the browser toolbar. In the resulting popup you can find a comprehensive view of all possible customization.

Gitpod browser extension configuration

Enabling the browser extension on self-hosted SCM providers (e.g. GitLab CE/EE and Bitbucket Datacenter)

By default, the browser extension automatically is automatically enabled for the domains of GitHub (, GitLab ( and Bitbucket ( However, if the run on all sites option is disabled, any other domains must be configured manually.

To add a custom SCM domain, open the Gitpod extension’s context menu. Opening the context menu can be achieved by either right clicking the extension icon in the browser toolbar or revealing it by clicking on a kebab menu [Chrome] / cog wheel [Firefox] in the extensions dropdown.

Chrome Firefox
Screenshot of the context menu in Chrome Screenshot of the context menu in Firefox

Use a custom Gitpod instance URL

If you are using a custom Gitpod instance (e.g., Gitpod Enterprise) you can still use the browser extension by configuring it with your instance URL.

After you have installed the extension, open its options and enter your custom Gitpod instance URL.

Source Code

Gitpod’s browser extension is open source.

You can check out its source code, or even open it in Gitpod:

Open in Gitpod

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