My question is pretty straightfoward. I flagged this question as a duplicate, but realized later it wasn't actually a duplicate.

Is there a way for me to remove the flag? Or only moderators can do this? Thank you.

  • Can you retract the flag? Go to the flag pane again, and click "retract flag".
    – user34899
    Mar 1, 2017 at 15:46
  • Frankly it is a duplicate (essentially) and unanswerable anyway. I wouldn't worry, It'll be closed soon enough.
    – Paulie_D
    Mar 1, 2017 at 15:47

1 Answer 1


Well, there is a way.

If you flag something and realize that it was a wrong flag, you can again click on flag link.

It will show the type of flag you raised. At the bottom right, there is a button saying Retract Flag.

You can click on it and your flag will be retracted.

But remember, you cannot flag it same as before after retracting.

  • There was no retract flag button for me at the time. But I now the question was closed as off topic. Mar 1, 2017 at 16:47

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