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Two vertices snap together when snapping during transform is enabled with snap onto self :

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How could both vertices be merged?

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  • $\begingroup$ not sure what the question is asking, you want auto-merge to merge both? $\endgroup$ – ideasman42 Nov 14 '14 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ In case anyone else is confused, you might want to also see this chat conversation $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 14 '14 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ I rephrased this, now it should make more sense. $\endgroup$ – stacker Nov 14 '14 at 7:01
  • $\begingroup$ You can also make point "active element" to make dots untstacked and merged in 1 true dot. (Sometimes it can be turned off) $\endgroup$ – user18072 Sep 12 '15 at 23:53
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AutoMerge Editing might be what you are looking for. It can be toggled on and off by clicking the entry.

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EDIT: I've added the image posted as a comment by username: gandalf3 since he pointed out that there is also toggle button in the header bar which makes this feature easier to access.

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    $\begingroup$ Also note that there is a toggle for this in the header of the 3D view. screenshot $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 14 '14 at 1:34
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    $\begingroup$ It's on the top-right of the 3D View-port in Blender 2.80. $\endgroup$ – Meetai.com Jan 30 at 5:34
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Update for blender 2.8 OSX (in addition to Meetai.com's comment)

AutoMerge Editing can be found

  • far right above the outliner within dropdown button Mesh Options
  • properties panel first tab, Mesh Options. (first tab active tool and workspace settings)

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Source: https://blenderartists.org/t/where-is-automatic-vertex-merge-in-2-8/1119468/3

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