I have done an answer in this question, but I wanted to see the exact hour I sent the answer, not 3 hours ago. I know that I can do it in the comments, but how can I do that in answers?

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    $\begingroup$ meta.SE: Should we see timestamp when an answer was appeared on? $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2016 at 6:17
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I though it was only for the comments. $\endgroup$
    – iam_agf
    Nov 19, 2016 at 6:20
  • $\begingroup$ Of course there are also other methods. Like getting the exact time from API or SEDE. But I do not know the details from the top of my head. If you are interested in other possibilities, you could try to search a bit on meta.SE. (Or simply wait a bit to see whether somebody will post a more detailed answer.) $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2016 at 9:08
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    $\begingroup$ Hold your mouse over the text that says "3 hours ago" (or whatever it is). The exact timestamp will appear. $\endgroup$
    – Nick Alger
    Nov 20, 2016 at 18:00

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As explained in the comments, if you hover with the cursor over the text showing time (like "3 hours ago" or "yesterday"), a tooltip showing exact time will be shown. The same is true for many other timestamps in the Stack Exchange user interface. (And in general, tooltips are often used here as a way to provide some additional information. So hovering about something is worth trying if you are not sure what it means or what it is used for.)

I will also add screenshot taken from this meta.SE question: Should we see timestamp when an answer was appeared on?


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