Wikimedia Commons

1.16K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Join one of the largest photo and multimedia communities in the world! Commons is not only the image repository for Wikipedia, but an independent project that seeks to document the world with photos, videos and recordings.

The Wikimedia Commons app is an open-source app created and maintained by grantees and volunteers of the Wikimedia community to allow the Wikimedia community to contribute content to Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons, along with the other Wikimedia projects, is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to support community developers by offering the app here, but the Foundation did not create and does not maintain this app. For more information about the app, including its privacy policy, see the information at the bottom of this page. For information about the Wikimedia Foundation, visit us at

- Upload photos to Commons directly from your smartphone
- Categorize your photos to make them easier for other people to find
- Categories are automatically suggested based on photo location data and title
- View nearby missing images - this helps Wikipedia to have images for all articles, and you will discover beautiful places close to you
- View all the contributions you have made to Commons in one gallery

Using the app is easy:
- Install
- Log in to your Wikimedia account (if you don't have an account, create one for free at this step)
- Select 'From Gallery' (or the picture icon)
- Select the picture that you wish to upload to Commons
- Enter a title and description for the picture
- Select the license that you wish to release your picture under
- Enter as many relevant categories as possible
- Press Save

The following guidelines will help you to understand what photos the community is looking for:
✓ Photos that document the world around you - famous people, political events, festivals, monuments, landscapes, natural objects and animals, food, architecture, etc
✓ Photos of notable objects that you find in the Nearby List in the app
✖ Copyrighted pictures
✖ Photos of you or your friends. But if you are documenting an event it doesn't matter if they are in the picture
✖ Photos of poor quality. Make sure the things you are trying to document are visible on the picture

- Website:
- Bug reports:
- Discussion: &!forum/commons-app-android
- Source code:
Updated on
May 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.11K reviews
February 13, 2021
I've enjoyed using this app to contribute so far. It does have some stability issues when trying to find and navigate to locations on a poor signal, I'd like to ideally be able to cache an area ahead of time, save one or more photos for each of the locations locally, then have an option to upload later (when I'm back on wifi).
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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
July 25, 2023
I had contributed to Wikimedia Commons via uploading 1000s of high-quality, in color, and exclusive images using my professional Nikon camera gear. I have seen that some of my images on this app display my name (author) but when I click on them, another page of a different contributor/userpage appears. Why? This creates a confusion about the intellectual property rights (misleading information). Should be corrected as soon as possible. I stopped contributing to Wikipedia & Wikimedia Commons.
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A Google user
February 26, 2020
I really like the idea and want to use the app, but it is unfortunately very unstable. In the past I had issues with uploading and losing data (so I had to fill again), nowadays I can't click "nearby" without the app crashing. If you can use it, I recommend it, but test a while before spending too much time filling data, just in case.
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What's new

★ Location of pictures uploaded via custom picture selector are now recognized.
★ Improvements to the custom picture selector.
★ Ensure the WLM pictures are associated with the correct templates for each year.
★ Only show pictures uploaded via app and improve variety in peer review.
★ Allow going to current location in location edit dialog while uploading a picture.
★ Switch to using MapLibre instead of Mapbox and thereby disable telemetry sent to Mapbox.
★ Fixed various bugs.