Can the second approval step be bypassed if the Approvers are the same ones?
By default, even if the Approvers in the second step are the same ones as in the first step, it is still not possible to bypass the second step to save them having to approve the same request twice.
ApprovalMax will follow your workflow even if the responsible Approvers have already approved the request in a previous step.
However, this can be changed in the settings of the respective approval workflow:
Selecting "All steps at once" automatically applies an Approver's decision to all steps in which this Approver has been specified as soon they approve in the first one: