When I tried to edit a post via the SE android app, I got the red error message 'This account is not allowed to suggest edits'. I then tried the desktop website where it did work.

Is this a bug in the SE android app?


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It is not possible to suggest edits through the app at present. This is a known limitation of Stack Exchange API, on which the mobile apps rely. See Android app should send edits to edit queue if necessary rather than rejecting them which has .

This part is outdated, per Dave Haney's comment

While it's true that bugs can be reported on local metas, for mobile apps it is much more efficient to report them on SE Meta. There's no point in scattering bug reports over 100+ per-site metas, when the subject matter has nothing to do with the sites themselves.

SE meta has the tag android-app which the app developers monitor closely. We don't, and even if we had one, it's not a given that developers will immediately find it and add it to their filter.

However, some points remain

  • When posting on SE Meta, one is likely to find out (via suggested duplicates) that the bug was already reported, saving the trouble of writing a report and posting screenshots.
  • Bug reports usually get a few upvotes on SE meta, and unlike on per-site metas, you get actual, shiny, precious reputation points there.
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    $\begingroup$ I've added the first math meta android-app tag to this post. We have dev tools that let us look for the tag regardless of site, so it will appear for us even on math meta. $\endgroup$
    – Haney
    Jul 3, 2014 at 18:14

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