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Closing an issue

You can close an issue when bugs are fixed, feedback is acted on, or to show that work is not planned.

Anyone can close an issue they opened.

Repository owners, collaborators on repositories owned by a personal account, and people with triage permissions or greater on repositories owned by an organization can close issues opened by others. Members of an enterprise with managed users can only make changes in repositories that are part of their enterprise.

Note: You can also close issues automatically with keywords in pull requests and commit messages. For more information, see "Linking a pull request to an issue."

  1. On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Issues.

    Issues tab

  3. In the list of issues, click the issue you'd like to close.

  4. Optionally, to change the reason for closing the issue, select next to "Close issue" and click a reason. Screenshot showing dropdown menu containing issue close reasons

  5. Click Close issue. Screenshot showing "close issue" button