Wikipedia Beta

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About this app

Welcome to Wikipedia Beta for Android! You can install Wikipedia Beta alongside your current version of Wikipedia for Android, so you can test our new features before they go live for all Wikipedia for Android users. Your feedback will help us fix bugs and decide what features to focus on next.

Please help us improve this app by leaving feedback here or sending a note to our mailing list,


Explore feed: Recommended and constantly-updating Wikipedia content right on the home screen, including current events, trending articles, events on this day in history, suggested reading, and more. The feed is fully customizable — you can select the types of content you want to see, or rearrange the order in which different types of content appear.

Color themes: With a choice of Light, Dark, and Black themes, as well as text size adjustment, you can customize the app for the most comfortable reading experience.

Voice-integrated search: Easily find what you’re looking for with a prominent search bar at the top of the app, including voice-enabled search on your device.

Language support: Seamlessly switch to reading any language-supported Wikipedia, either by changing the language of the current article, or changing your preferred search language while searching.

Link previews: Tap on an article to preview it, without losing your place in what you’re currently reading. Press and hold a link to open it in a new tab, allowing you to keep reading the current article without losing your place, and switch to the new tab when you're ready.

Table of contents: swipe left on any article to bring up the table of contents, which lets you jump to article sections easily.

Reading lists: Organize the articles you browse into reading lists, which you can access even when you're offline. Create as many lists as you like, give them custom names and descriptions, and populate them with articles from any language wiki.

Syncing: Enable synchronizing reading lists to your Wikipedia account.

Image gallery: Tap on an image to view the image full-screen in high resolution, with options to swipe for browsing additional images.

Definitions from Wiktionary: Tap-and-hold to highlight a word, then tap the "Define" button to see a definition of the word from Wiktionary.

Send us your feedback about the app! In the menu, press "Settings", then "About the Wikipedia app", then "Send app feedback".

The code is 100% open source. If you have experience with Java and the Android SDK, then we look forward to your contributions!

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, please press "Settings," then toggle off "Send crash reports" under the General section.
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About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website:
Updated on
Apr 19, 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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This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

33K reviews
Htoo Tint Wai
November 1, 2022
Excellent application for using Wikipedia on Android. I especially like the beta version because it is incredibly useful and has a lot of innovative methods to modify and explore Wikipedia in a seamless and bug-free manner. I'd like to see some of the more advanced capabilities, such as those from the Wikipedia Auto editor, included into this software. However, this is not a significant disadvantage, and I do not rate it lower simply because I prefer more options. As it sits, this app is cool.
239 people found this review helpful
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Linda McKenzie
November 2, 2022
Best version ever! Thanks, Wikipedia, this is beautiful, with a search function that can reveal basic information, then places on the page that can open into articles or whole new websites. Beautiful colors! Please don't ever make me ever go back to plain Wikipedia ever again. I'm spoiled by the beauty of this programming (no glitches) and the beauty IN these pages.
161 people found this review helpful
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Boyd Boyd
August 26, 2022
Superior in nearly all aspects without sacrificing the elegant simplicity of the original. Every feature addition adds value. Tabbed mode is a welcome addition. The editing features are surprisingly intuitive. The link preview popup avoids the disruptive clunkiness found in many browser-like apps. Wikipedia stands amongst the greatest achievements of the digital age, and this app does it justice.
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What's new

- Minor bug fixes and enhancements.