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Last edited: May 28, 2024

Welcome to LaunchDarkly! LaunchDarkly is a platform for high velocity engineering teams to release, monitor, and optimize great software in production.

This topic describes how to get started with LaunchDarkly. It should take just a few minutes.

Let's get started:

  1. Create a member login. You can join an existing account or start a free trial.

  2. Create a feature flag. If you're following our in-app Quickstart or using ldcli setup in our CLI, we'll guide you through this. If you prefer to explore on your own, read Creating new flags.

  3. Install a LaunchDarkly SDK in your application. If you're following our in-app Quickstart or using ldcli setup in our CLI, we'll guide you through this. If you prefer to explore on your own, read Setting up an SDK.

  4. Toggle your flag to see immediate changes in your application, without refreshing your browser or restarting your application. If you're following our in-app Quickstart or using ldcli setup in our CLI, we'll guide you through this. If you prefer to explore on your own, read Turning flags on and off.

Next steps

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