I accidentally flagged an answer with the wrong reason - not an answer instead of spam.

Is it possible to change it after I flagged it? Does it matter a lot?

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    No harm, no foul in situations like this. Thanks for being diligent about it!
    – jonsca
    May 9 '18 at 1:31

You can retract a flag, but you won't be able to put a new flag on the same post.

From Meta Stack Exchange:

To retract a flag, click the flag link again and the button should become Retract Flag. [...] You...cannot retract an active flag for moderator attention if the post has been deleted and you don't have enough rep to see deleted posts.

It doesn't much matter for a single post. People who handle the flags will certainly note the incorrect flag and flag it themselves with the "correct" flag. If you regularly mis-use flags, the Moderators may have a word with you.

  • Thanks! I hope it won't happen regularly :O May 8 '18 at 19:42

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