Organization owners can allow certain people to delete issues in repositories owned by your organization.


  • During the public beta release, deleted issues cannot be restored.
  • Deleting an issue is currently available as a public beta release and is subject to change.

By default, issues cannot be deleted in an organization's repositories. An organization owner must enable this feature for all of the organization's repositories first.

Once enabled, organization owners and people with admin permissions in an organization-owned repository can delete issues. People with admin permissions in a repository include organization members and outside collaborators with admin privileges. For more information, see "Repository permission levels for an organization" and "Deleting an issue."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Settings. Organization settings button

  4. In the left sidebar, click Member privileges. Member privileges option in org settings

  5. Under "Issue deletion", select Allow members to delete issues for this organization. Checkbox to allow people to delete issues

  6. Click Save.