Introducing GitLens Premium Features

Creating a GitLens Free+ account unlocks powerful premium features like Worktrees and Visual File History – with more coming soon! As the name alludes, it’s completely free to create your account, which enables you to utilize premium features with public repos indefinitely and private repos during your automatic 7-day trial of Pro. After your Pro trial, you can upgrade to a paid plan, or continue using premium features with public repos. 

The introduction of premium features has no impact on GitLens features that existed prior to the v12.0 release. You’re not losing access to any of the features you know and love. Creating an account simply gives you access to new, premium features that will enable you to get even more out of Git in VS Code!

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New Premium Features

GitLens Worktrees


Create Worktrees that allow multiple branches to be checked-out at once on the same repository. This makes it easier to develop on, or test multiple branches, by minimizing the context switching between branches.

Visual File History

Clearly see the history of a file, including: when changes were made, how large they were, and who made them. Authors who have contributed changes to a file are on one axis, and dates on the other. Color-coded dots represent points in time where that author made changes to the file, and vertical lines represent the magnitude of the change in two colors: green for lines added, and red for lines removed.

GitLens Showing GitKraken Commit Graph

More Coming Soon

You can expect more premium features like the GitKraken commit graph, which will help you visualize branch structure and commit history. It not only helps verify your recent Git actions on the repo, but also shows who made what code changes and when.

Use Premium Features with Private Repos

When you create a GitLens Free+ account, it includes a 7-day free trial of GitLens Pro features. After your trial, upgrade to a paid plan to continue using premium features with private repositories. You’ll also get priority email support, and soon, more features and capabilities to enable greater team productivity and collaboration. Stay tuned!



For solo developers
1 user maximum

All Free (open source) features

Premium features for public repos:

  • Worktrees 
  • Visual File History
  • GitKraken commit graph – coming soon


Limited time price
per user / month
billed annually

For individuals & small teams
Up to 10 users
Up to 1 team

All Free+ features, plus:

  • Premium features for private repos
  • Team collaboration features – coming soon
  • Email support


Limited time price
per user / month billed annually

For larger teams & orgs
Unlimited users
Unlimited teams

All Pro features, plus:

  • SSO license management – coming soon
  • Custom training & onboarding available


What is GitLens Free+?

GitLens Free+ is a free version of GitLens which requires an account. By creating an account, you can utilize  GitLens premium features indefinitely with public repositories. You’ll also be able to test drive premium features with private repos as part of your automatic 7-day free trial of GitLens Pro.

How is GitLens Free+ different from the free open source version of GitLens?

Both GitLens and GitLens Free+ are free, as the name implies, but Free+ requires an account to unlock premium features.

What are GitLens premium features?

In GitLens v12.0 we introduced new premium features that include Git Worktrees and Visual File History. New features will continue to be added, including the GitKraken commit graph, which is coming soon!