Suppose a new API feature is added to Java which makes a task much easier. The originally-accepted answer has more than 100 upvotes and is still correct, but it makes no mention of the new feature, which--of course--is only available in newer versions of Java.
Is it more appropriate to add information about that new API feature to the existing "best" answer, or is it better to add a new answer and hope it eventually gets enough upvotes to gain visibility?
Update: more background on my question.
The accepted answer and highest-upvoted answers to Standard concise way to copy a file in Java? mention the complicated ways of copying files in Java prior to Java 7. Note that I originally didn't notice that the third-highest-upvoted answer mentions Files.copy because the bulk of the answer unnecessarily complicates things by using a different Java 7 feature.
If I happened upon that question when there were only 2 highly-upvoted answers and no existing answers mentioned Files.copy, would it have been more appropriate to edit the "core API only" answer to include a section about Java 7's new Files.copy method, or would it have been better to add a separate answer for the Files.copy method and hope for it to catch up to the others?
For example, the bit added may be as simple as this:
Java 7 or newer:
Files.copy(Path from, Path to)