Code reviews are an important process in your team to share knowledge and improve code quality. At Explore.dev, we believe developers should be able to provide as much information as possible to improve the review experience and get the best feedback possible.

If you use GitHub.com pull request interface you have probably noticed that the files changed tab shows the files by alphabetical order. However, we found that many times this order is not relevant to help the reviewer get started in the review and can break the review flow.

To mitigate this problem, we are introducing the ability for pull request authors to customise the order in the files changed list. This feature is available through the Chrome extension for semantic code reviews. Here’s how it looks like.

The ability to customise the order is only available for the PR author. The other users will see the custom order and when it was last modified.

For now, custom files changed orders are available on any pull request in public repositories. We look forward for your feedback and feature requests!