How to see the tags that are not pushed to remote

I have added some tags, but forget to push them to the remote. There's at this time no way to see these missing tags, as far as I can see.

If there's no easy way, could you please add this to the feature requests?

Thank you

-- Edit:

Why: These tags are used in an automatic build system. And when someone forget to push them to the remote, the build breaks... If everyone had a visual clue for missing tags on the remote, this would save some time for resolving those kind of errors.

For a possible solution, maybe you could add it this way:

4 answers

1 accepted

Just realized you're probably asking how to see a list of only unpushed tags?

Not sure why you'd need this - if you just do a 

git push --tags

or check the "Push all tags" box on the "Push" dialog box, all tags will be pushed to your remote.

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 8.49.48 AM.png

As far as I know, SourceTree ONLY shows local tags. It seems (in my experience) to have no knowledge of what the remote tags are. @Tim Crall has already described how to push, I don't think there is a better solution available. This may be a Git limitation rather than a SourceTree one.

You are probably right about the sourcetree behavior (as to date), but I don't think it's a Git limitation. I think it's possible to implement such a feature. See my edit

I'd say, based on the stackoverflow answer you linked to, that it IS a git limitation. The only way to get what you want is to run two separate git commands, and run those through other tools (grep, cut, comm) to merge and filter the results. Git natively tracks the status of both remote and local branches, but does not do the same for tags. That said, it certainly wouldn't be THAT hard for SourceTree to do that work, but I expect there will have to be a lot of thought put into how it should work and how it should look. You may want to submit a feature request at

Thanks for the answer. I know enough now and I have submitted a feature request for it. (Sorry for the delayed responses, but I have not enough points to post more then 1 thing in 24 hours...)

I just voted up your question, which should give you enough points to post more. Can you post a link to the feature request as an answer?

This problem also creates another problem namely seeing all tags that have been REMOVED from the remote branch. Even if pulling from the remote branch any deleted tags will not be removed on the local branch.


User1 locally deletes a tag and pushes the changes to the remote (Tag -> Remove Tag -> Remove tag from all remotes). The tag gets removed from the remote branch.

User2 sees no changes in SourceTree, but does a pull anyway. User2 locally still sees the tag that has been removed.

User2 commits and pushes some code changes and have the Push all tags option selected.

The removed tag now exists in the remote branch again.


Scale this scenario up to a team with say 6 people. Handling tags in SourceTree now gets almost impossible.


I would suggest to either implement a local/remote sync process with tags or completely remove tag handling from SourceTree.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Brian Ganninger
Published Jan 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: workflow and keyboard shortcuts

Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...

274 views 0 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot