Decline a pull request

Decline a pull request when you don't want to merge the changes in that pull request in their current state. The pull request author or any reviewer can decline a pull request.

Declining a pull request can't be undone. Once you decline a pull request, you'll have to open a new pull request request to review code for the same branch.

Declining a pull request has no impact on the source or destination branches of the pull request. You can continue to comment on a declined pull request, but new changes pushed to the branch no longer update the pull request.

To decline a pull request, select the More options () button and select Decline in the dropdown menu. After the pull request is declined, the comments and tasks are preserved.

To see a list of declined pull requests, click Pull Requests in the sidebar of your repository. From the first dropdown next to Filter by, select Declined.

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