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When we introduced GitHub Discussions in 2020, we allowed users to mark an answer to a question in the "Q&A" Discussions category. As the feature began getting more usage, we noticed that often, the real answer to a question may live in a reply to an answer. Today, we are introducing the ability for users to mark a threaded reply as the answer to a question.

All replies will now have a button to allow the questioner to mark them as the answer.
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Marking the reply as the answer highlights it and makes it clear to the reader where the real answer to the original question lives.
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This feature improves the accuracy of marked answers, while also reducing the burden on users to duplicate their text to get their answer marked as correct.

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