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About this app

The best Wikipedia experience on your Mobile device. Ad-free and free of charge, forever. With the official Wikipedia app, you can search and explore 40+ million articles in 300+ languages, no matter where you are.

== Why you'll love the this app ==

1. It's free and open
Wikipedia is the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Articles on Wikipedia are freely licensed and the app code is 100% open source. The heart and soul of Wikipedia is a community of people working to bring you unlimited access to free, reliable and neutral information.

2. No ads
Wikipedia is a place to learn, not a place for advertising. This app is made by the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia. We provide this service in the pursuit of open knowledge that’s always ad-free and never tracks your data.

3. Read in your language
Search 40 million articles in over 300 languages in the world’s largest source of information. Set your preferred languages in the app and easily switch between them when browsing or reading.

4. Use it offline
Save your favorite articles and read Wikipedia offline with “My lists“. Name lists as you like and collect articles across different languages. Saved articles and reading lists are synced across all your devices and are available even when you do not have internet connectivity.

5. Attention to detail and night mode
The app embraces Wikipedia’s simplicity and adds delight to it. A beautiful and distraction-free interface lets you focus on the essential: reading articles. With text size adjustment and themes in pure black, dark, sepia or light, you can choose the most pleasant reading experience for you.

== Broaden your horizon with these features ==

1. Customize your Explore feed
"Explore" lets you see recommended Wikipedia content including current events, popular articles, captivating freely-licensed photos, events on this day in history, suggested articles based on your reading history, and more.

2. Find and search
Quickly find what you're looking for by searching within articles or with the search bar at the top of the app. You can even search using your favorite emojis or voice-enabled search.

== We'd love your feedback ==

1. To send feedback from the app:
In the menu, press "Settings", then "About the Wikipedia app", then "Send app feedback".

2. If you have experience with Java and the Android SDK, then we look forward to your contributions! More info: https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Team/Android/App_hacking

3. By using this app, you agree to the automatic transmission of crash reports to a third-party service provider. If you would like to disable this feature, press "Settings," then turn off "Send crash reports" under the Privacy section.

4. Explanation of permissions needed by the app: https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Android_FAQ#Security_and_Permissions

5. Privacy policy: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

6. Crash report third-party service provider’s privacy policy:

7. Terms of Use: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use

8. About the Wikimedia Foundation:
The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wiki projects. It is funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
Updated on
Mar 16, 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.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
686K reviews
Edwin Crooks
January 13, 2023
EDIT: The issue below is no longer happening, and the app runs great! This app is usually fantastic, and I'll happily increase my rating to a five if a recent issue is resolved. Since the most recent update, the app repeatedly says that it isn't responding when it's working just fine, and it won't stop until I quit out. Even if I go to my home screen or open another program, the error message just keeps coming.
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October 8, 2022
Uninstalled. When an article has an image embedded in it, the image is tinted slightly grey. This makes images look low-quality, which downgrades the whole experience. If you click the image, you can see it in full color, but it then takes up the whole screen so you can't read. Second issue: When clicking a link to a wiki article from a browser, the wiki app opens but redirects to a different article. Cache issue maybe? Rather than deal with the hassle, I uninstalled. Browser-based wiki ftw.
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Wikimedia Foundation
October 12, 2022
To assist with this issue, it would be helpful to have a little bit more information. Can you send any screenshots related to the issue along with your device details at android-support@wikimedia.org? Thanks.
Johnbo Nunya
September 16, 2020
Offline usage, SD storage and great interface. But does have one very annoying flaw, which is how incredibly easy it is to accidentally delete offline pages. There have been several occasions where I attempted to tap on an article, but ever so slightly, swiped a little to the side at the same time, which deletes the page. It dosen't ask for confirmation, but rather just removes the page in a blink of an eye. Although it does allow you to undo this, the page will have to be downloaded again.
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What's new

- General bug fixes and enhancements.