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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
May 18, 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
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Ratings and reviews

634K reviews
Dan Villarreal
May 9, 2023
This app is great. It offers a far superior experience to browsing Wikipedia on a mobile browser. Two small UI improvements needed. (1) Scrolling a table to the left can unintentionally trigger the right-side page contents gesture, which makes it annoying to navigate wide tables. (2) When the app is closed with at least one tab open, then reopened, the start screen loads on the first tab; unless I touch the tab counter button, that tab is lost.
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Wikimedia Foundation
May 13, 2023
Thanks, Dan, for your comment. Please email us at android-support@wikimedia.org so we can enroll these comments into tickets on our system.
Robbie Capps
May 9, 2023
My favorite app by far. I use the Wikipedia mobile app more than any other, perhaps second only to my browser. My only suggestion is to add a way to search your Lists in the dialog, as I have so many that I have to scroll quite a bit to find the right one sometimes. It'd also be nice if it was possible to access the Lists menu from the Explore/New Tab page.
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A Google user
April 17, 2023
EDIT: And now images won't load and it's been SEVERAL DAYS. Do they just not care? Changed rating to 1. Previous review: I use the app every day, but they keep making ill-advised changes to the UI. Nobody needs smooth-scrolling during "find-in-page", it just zooms up and down awkwardly while you're typing. Also the table of contents swiping in from the right is fine, but it's way too sensitive--I keep swiping in the TOC by accident while scrolling vertically by *slightly* moving right-to-left.
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Wikimedia Foundation
April 19, 2023
Thank you for this feedback and for your patience. You should see images again, it did take longer than we hoped for the cache to reset after we fixed this bug. However, it should be working now.

What's new

2.7.50443 includes:
The conclusion of Machine Assisted Article Descriptions experiment. Thanks for participating! Visit the project page for updates: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Team/Android/Machine_Assisted_Article_Descriptions.
Bug fixes: Improved accuracy of warning messages for incorrect language input and resolved styling and color contrast issues. Share feedback at android-support@wikimedia.org.