When trying to close a question as a duplicate in the app, you are expected to enter a URL or number. But, the app doesn't show numbers or URLs, and it doesn't show the previously selected duplicates (those chosen by others) either. This makes it very hard to use the app to close a question as a duplicate.

Please explain how you're supposed to use it if there's a shortcut I've missed, or add the option to get at the relevant info.


There is a "share" button underneath posts (as there is on the website). Click that and hit "Copy", then paste in the duplicate closing input.

You don't say which app (Android or iOS) but I believe it's the same in both (I only use iOS).

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If you'd like a better duplicate UI give this an upvote: Better duplicate closing on the iOS app ;)

  • I've duly up-voted the other; this is in part a duplicate of that. And thanks for the information about the Share button. It's one I've not otherwise needed; since I was closing, it didn't occur to me that sharing might help. – Jonathan Leffler Oct 22 '16 at 22:49
  • True, "sharing" isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you're trying to close. – Cai Oct 22 '16 at 22:51

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