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Can't merge my own approved branch

I created a branch as usual, asked for review, got approved, and now instead of the “merge” button it says that I must have editor permission to merge. Which is odd, because I created the branch and everything, I obviously have editor’s permission (I even went to check if I did). I had to ask a collegue to merge it for me.

Same issue here. I’m the document owner and can’t merge it without review, and and neither an editor can, even passing review.

Experiencing the same on my team on the desktop app. One of my team mates can merge and 2 of us can’t. We’re all on v 101.6 of the desktop app. However, I can merge the same branch when using the web app. Wondering if there’s a bug on the desktop app because I also started getting permission errors yesterday.

Just noticed that it happened because I got my Edit permissions removed in the file magically. This happened to us in another file to another person of our team yesterday. It might be the root cause of the problem.

Thanks for the reports, we’ll look into this ASAP. Can you DM me links to the branches where you’re having this issue?


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  • R.J.

@raquino I’m running into this same issue. I’ve attempted all the suggestions above, but still not able to merge my own branch even though I’m the owner of the file.

I am experiencing this issue right now.