Updating Julia in VS Code

The Download Julia page says the latest current release is v1.8.2, and the description begins by saying “Almost everyone should be downloading and using the latest stable release of Julia.” Sounds good.

How do I upgrade to v1.8.2 in VS Code? Currently, VS Code says my Julia version is v1.7.12, which it says is the current release, and the only other options I can change to are older versions.

So that’s the version of Julia extension for VSCode.
You can update Julia either by downloading the binaries from Julia website yourself or using juliaup.