Dismiss Reviews

Optimize your pull request workflow, tailoring review dismissal to specific scenarios and users.


Keeping your reviews up to date is essential to maintain a coherent and reliable development workflow. Mergify offers a granular approach with the dismiss_reviews action.

  1. Conditional Triggers: Only dismiss reviews when specific conditions on the pull request are met.

  2. Selective Removal: Choose to remove only approvals, only reviews from particular users, or only changes requested.

  3. Targeted Dismissal: Dismiss reviews only from users that are in the requested reviewers list.

  4. Event-driven: Opt to have the action run when a PR is pushed again or keep it active continuously.

There are multiple scenarios where you can use this action to automatically remove change requests or approvals.

Automatically dismiss reviews when new commits are pushed to a PR targeting the main branch with a “re-review” label:

pull_request_rules:
- name: dismiss reviews when new commits are pushed, if the label "re-review" is present
conditions:
- base=main
- label=re-review
actions:
dismiss_reviews:

Retain the approvals if the author is from a trusted team, even if they update their code:

pull_request_rules:
- name: remove outdated reviews for non trusted authors
conditions:
- base=main
- author!=@mytrustedteam
actions:
dismiss_reviews:

Specific User-based Review Dismissal

Section titled Specific User-based Review Dismissal

Dismiss reviews from specific users, which can be useful if you have a bot user or a particular reviewer whose comments might not be relevant upon code changes:

pull_request_rules:
- name: remove reviews from the bot when the PR is updated
conditions:
- base=main
actions:
dismiss_reviews:
approved:
- mybotusername
changes_requested:
- mybotusername

Dismiss Reviews When Request Review

Section titled Dismiss Reviews When Request Review

When a user request a new review from a reviewer, asking for a review does not dismiss the current review from the reviewer. You can do that using this snippet:

pull_request_rules:
- name: dismiss reviews when review is requested
conditions:
- base=main
actions:
dismiss_reviews:
approved: from_requested_reviewers
changes_requested: from_requested_reviewers
when: always
message: "Review dismissed due to new review request."