Forking a GitLab Project Repo

When you want to have a write-access of someone else’s GitLab project repo you need to fork it. There are many reasons you might want to do this.

But First …

Forking doesn’t require anything but an open web browser.

Step by Step

Open your web browser.

Navigate in your browser to the project repo you wish to fork.

Locate the blue Clone button to the right and then the Fork button to the left of it.

Click Fork.

You should see that you now have a new project repo of your own that is identical in your list of Projects.