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Accepted answers

Accepted answers

Microsoft Q&A enables the person who asked a question to accept one of the answers. The accepted answer acknowledgement gives confidence to other community users that the person who had the problem confirmed the answer solved their problem, and helps future readers quickly identify the answer.

To accept an answer in Q&A

To accept an answer, the original poster must come back to the question their post and mark the answer that solves their problem.

How to accept an answer

In order to ensure that somebody answer your question, please make sure you subscribe for mail notifications as described in this article.

Ways users see accepted answers

This section describes the different ways all users will be able to see accepted answers.

Accepted answer in a question thread

When you open a question thread, the accepted answer will appear right after the question, so you can easily identified as the one who solved the user’s problem.

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Accepted answers when asking a question

When you ask a question, you will see similar questions with an indication of the number of answers, votes, and whether one of the answers has been accepted.

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Accepted answers in content lists

You can also see the accepted answers in the Questions page and in any product’s page.

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Why only one accepted answer?

Because only the person who asked the question can accept an answer, one answer will solve their problem. There might be several that are close enough, and for that, the community and the original poster can vote to indicate the rest of the users that the answer is also good.

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