Prevent bugs in just one click

Merge Freeze is a Github app that allows dev teams to block merging at certain times of the week or during one-off situations.

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No Access To Your Code

Merge Freeze never has access to your codebase

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One-off Freezes

Anyone in your team can temporarily block merging

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Scheduled Freezes

Schedule recurring freezes so you can’t merge at certain times of the day, week or month.

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Access the current Merge Freeze status of your repository or trigger a freeze using our API.

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Slack App

Freeze your repository with a simple /mergefreeze command.

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Install In Seconds

Install our verified app through Oauth in the official Github Marketplace

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Slack code freeze app integration

Quickly freeze merges right inside Slack

  • Run the /mergefreeze command to view the status of your projects
  • Select which channels get notifications when someone freezes a branch
  • Freeze or unfreeze branches in just one click from right inside Slack

How do I install it?

Sign In Through Github

We use Github to identify users since we need to access the Github API to see which repositories have the app installed.

Install the GitHub app

The Github app needs to be installed on at least one repository in order for it to be useful.

Add a project

Pick a branch in your repository that you’d like to protect with Merge Freeze (usually main/master).

Link the project to slack

Once you’ve added the app to your Slack workspace you will be prompted to pick a channel for the notifications to be sent to.

How to install Merge Freeze

Frequently asked questions

Start Preventing Bugs Before It's Too Late

Install on GitHub