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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
Jun 5, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

638K reviews
William Brown
June 2, 2024
The interface in the app is just not as good as the website, and takes away features that even the mobile website has. My issues: Minimizing sections of the article is not available. The "quick facts" with dates, family, occupations, etc. is hidden by default. The tabs view isn't good, I don't want to adjust how much of each tab I see, I don't want to swipe tabs away like it's a dating app, there needs to be more contrast or a border between tabs. Needs a read in new tab button
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Michael B
February 8, 2024
Wiki app. does provide more tools to view download articles , post , and some are more elaborated. It does need some improvements .Some articles through the app. dosen't always seem to have the same information format , and may be missing current info .It needs to have the option on the prompt to either open the articles online directly or to use the app. It only asks on the popup when searching articles in the browser , under wiki ( cancel or open with wiki app. )
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Kurt Despain
May 1, 2024
Looks good. But there is no search any longer? You can search in page but not Wikipedia itself. update: Thanks the fast reply. I saw the text to search but when I touched close to the W the side menu opened up. It is hard to see the cursor flashing right next to "search Wikipedia" it would be easier 2c if there was a magnifying glassglass or the text disappeared leaving just a flashing cursor.
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Wikimedia Foundation
June 26, 2014
Hello! You can search by tapping the top bar where it says 'Search wikipedia'

What's new

- General bug fixes and enhancements.