I mistakenly approved a suggested edit. I wish to undo the approval, but I am not able to find any option to do so.

Is there a way I can do it myself? Or do I need to seek assistance of a site moderator?

I immediately navigated back and can see only a next button where the Approve, Reject and Edit buttons are shown.

2 Answers 2


Don't worry, this happens to all of us and therefore it's a good thing that Suggested Edits require two reviewers.

You cannot change your decision, the system simply doesn't allow it. Even ♦ moderators cannot change your review, though of course we can review the suggested edits ourselves (just like two regular users would).

What you could do is navigate to the edit page of the post (https://apple.stackexchange.com/posts/<post id>/edit) and improve the post yourself - this will reject the pending edit as conflicting with yours. Of course, this should only be done if there's actually anything to improve in the post.

  • Another unrelated question. When trying to accept your answer, I got a message stating "You can accept an answer in 6 minutes". What is causing it? I remember it takes some time before I can accept my own answer, but what is happening here?
    – Nimesh Neema Mod
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 7:05
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    That's by design: meta.stackexchange.com/a/44099/295232 For a self-answer, the limit is 48 hours instead of 15 minutes. You're much more likely to encounter those messages.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 7:07
  • The question's ID is in the URL, after /questions/, e.g. https://apple.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3560/revert... -> post ID is 3560. For answers, either copy it over from the revisions list, or click 'share', which gives you https://apple.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3561/121968, the post ID is the first number, after /a/, so 3561.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 7:15

If all else fails there is always the option of flagging a post for mod attention and including a message when flagging.

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