“Work In Progress” Merge Requests

To prevent merge requests from accidentally being accepted before they’re completely ready, GitLab blocks the “Accept” button for merge requests that have been marked a Work In Progress.

Blocked Accept Button

To mark a merge request a Work In Progress, simply start its title with [WIP] or WIP:. As an alternative, you’re also able to do it by sending a commit with its title starting with wip or WIP to the merge request’s source branch.

Mark as WIP

To allow a Work In Progress merge request to be accepted again when it’s ready, simply remove the WIP prefix.

Unmark as WIP

Filtering merge requests with WIP Status

To filter merge requests with the WIP status, you can type wip and select the value for your filter from the merge request search input.

Filter WIP MRs