Drafts of unsubmitted questions and answers on Stack Exchange are automatically saved every 45 seconds. However, saved drafts don't support self-answered questions. This means if you leave the ask page while working on a post, the question will be saved as a draft but the self-answer will be lost.

Are there any plans to support saving self-answered questions as drafts?

  • Did this post get linked from somewhere? I'm seeing a few votes come in after months of inactivity.
    – Stevoisiak
    Jan 20 at 21:38
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    It got linked in our work Slack, after another staff member encountered a similar issue (albeit on Teams) of losing the draft of the self-answer they'd been writing. I'm guessing that's why :P
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Jan 24 at 21:04


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