There is currently no way to delete questions or answers in the iOS app, even with the required Trusted User privilege. We can edit and vote, but not delete.

Can this option please be added to the app?

  • Think it's dupe of this one as it's cross app request, dependant on the API to support it first. – Shadow9 Feb 11 '14 at 22:22
  • Possibly. I could suggest the linked question add ios-app tag, but the date of implementation may be different, so it seems an isolated feature request. – mhlester Feb 11 '14 at 23:37
  • I defer to the developers to weigh in on how they want these issues posted. One big one to stay concise, or different ones as a metric of priority – mhlester Feb 11 '14 at 23:39
  • Yeah, guess we better leave it as two separate requests. – Shadow9 Feb 11 '14 at 23:41
  • @ShadowWizard The API does have the necessary method (at least now) – Tim Stone Feb 11 '14 at 23:45
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    @TimStone oh, so it's bit weird they didn't add such option yet, isn't it? – Shadow9 Feb 11 '14 at 23:46
  • @ShadowWizard Yeah, I don't know what the reason is, at least for the Android app. I assume the iOS app just needs more time to get that less commonly used functionality in place. – Tim Stone Feb 11 '14 at 23:51
  • Posting them separately is fine. – Ben Collins Jun 4 '14 at 16:55
  • @boltclock, they're flagging for you to delete their answers for them when they could just do that from their browser? gawd. – mhlester Jul 9 '14 at 6:59
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    @mhlester: To be fair, if you're posting from mobile, chances are you don't have immediate access to a desktop browser. And switching to the mobile site just to delete answers is cumbersome. Reviewers aren't all that smart either - leaving canned comments without paying any attention to context. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jul 9 '14 at 7:03
  • Taking another look at this. – Arie Litovsky Dec 26 '14 at 19:14
  • Well played @ShadowWizard – mhlester Apr 16 '15 at 18:51
  • I can only hope – mhlester Apr 16 '15 at 18:52
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    Taking another look at this ;) – Kasra Rahjerdi Apr 16 '15 at 20:00
  • @ShadowWizard I guess we're blind? It's already there! – mhlester Apr 16 '15 at 20:20

You can delete your own answers or questions. Unfortunately, the API doesn't provide a way to do general deletion, so we can't get it in the app yet.

Apologies for the delay here -- I have recently moved over to working on the Careers team, so this question was orphaned for a bit.

  • Um, how did you go back in time and insert it in the build I already have installed? – mhlester Apr 16 '15 at 20:19
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    It was there all along. Or "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." – Arie Litovsky Apr 16 '15 at 20:20
  • i cannot delete my own answer (we’ll certainly i can’t find a way to do it). i’m told i need to join the stack. why can i answer a question without joining a particular stack but not delete my own (accidental) answer. i meant it as a comment in response to another comment not an answer – wide_eyed_pupil Oct 24 '19 at 22:58

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