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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:
https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

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/
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  • Requirements:

    Android Varies with device+

Wikipedia Varies with device APK for Android Varies with device+

Version Varies with device for Android Varies with device+
Update on 2022-06-20
Installs 50.000.000++
File size 7.828.322 bytes
Permissions view permissions
What's new - Enhanced Talk page interface for articles and users.
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

FAQs

  • It is free and open source, and currently available for download on: Android.
  • Wikiwand. Wikipedia is thoroughly useable in a mobile browser. It's quite easy to search, browse, and read this massive repository of information with mobile Safari or what-have-you. The use case for a dedicated app is in the fact that Wikipedia isn't meant for casual reading.
  • Wikipedia's website may have been dark yesterday in protest of SOPA, but now there is a new official Wikipedia app for Android (s goog) devices. The free app is available in the Android Market for all Android smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 or above.
  • There have been documented problems caused by open, anonymous gatherings of people in Wikipedia, such as the writing of vitriol (noted in 2003) or wiki-gangs (noted in July 2005). Another problem is that anyone can edit articles at any time, so people can vandalize articles, as long as they have an account.
  • This problem is almost always caused by browser caching. ... (The Internet Explorer problem is not unique to Wikipedia; if you incorrectly see cached data here, you are probably seeing out-of-date pages on other sites too.) There are three simple workarounds you should try if you encounter this problem.
  • Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble. ... For Wikipedia, this means the number of articles continues to grow rapidly, just recently surpassing 5 million on the English-language site alone, while the number of dedicated editors has been in decline since 2007. Read more: Meet the woman charged with saving Wikipedia.
  • Make sure your system clock is set to the right time and that you don't have any proxies or anything interfering with the network. You might try asking for help on [the technical village pump](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)) . I'm a bot, bleep, bloop.
  • Wikipedia apps from the Wikimedia Foundation are called "Wikipedia". The Android app allows editing articles directly from the app. ... The Metro-style app provides a read-only version of Wikipedia, similar to the mobile web version.
  • It is free and open source, and currently available for download on: Android. iOS.
  • Its parent company, Alphabet, frequently uses Wikipedia content in Google search results. Facebook is also testing using Wikipedia to fight its own misinformation problem, though it informed the Wikimedia Foundation of its intentions first.
  • Mobile. There is a parade of apps that make Wikipedia access on a mobile device a breeze, starting with Wikipedia's own app for iOS, Android, and Windows.
  • How To Download Your Own Wikipedia
    • Download one of the Wiki backups. ...
    • Once that's done, download the WikiTaxi app. ...
    • Extract the WikiTaxi zipped application file to a folder of your choice.
    • Once extracted, click on the WikiTaxi_Importer.exe file.
  • Wikipedia is not a reliable source for citations elsewhere on Wikipedia. As a user-generated source, it can be edited by anyone at any time, and any information it contains at a particular time could be vandalism, a work in progress, or simply incorrect.
  • And that is why Wikipedia is not so great: because a huge amount of space is devoted to meaningless articles maintained by control freaks. This problem has been addressed by the proposed deletion and speedy deletion processes, which allow Wikipedia administrators to delete these articles rapidly.
  • In 2021 the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the more than 300 different versions of Wikipedia, plans to finalize a uniform code of conduct that details unacceptable behavior among the project's editors—including insults, sexual harassment, and doxing—and assigns corresponding punishments.
  • Since then, the only censorship option has been to block the entire site for a particular language, which has resulted in some countries dropping their bans and others expanding their bans to the entire site. Wikipedia has been blocked in China since 23 April 2019 and in Myanmar since 21 February 2021.
  • But the features offered by the app are more efficient and better suited for smartphone usage. So, if you are a regular Wikipedia user, its smartphone app is definitely worth trying as it does many things better than the web version. Moreover, it is of course free to use, so you can download and test it freely.
  • Download the Apps Get the Wikipedia iOS app from the App Store. Get the Wikipedia Android app from the Google Play Store, from F-Droid, or manually install our current or previous APKs.
  • Kiwix for Android is the latest innovation in this series: This app, available from the Google Play Store or from the Kiwix website, allows users of Android-powered devices to browse offline content from Wikipedia and its sister sites.
  • Wikipedia
  • The name "Wikipedia" is a blending of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide readers to related pages with more information.
  • Jimmy Donal Wales (born August 7, 1966), also known by the pseudonym Jimbo, is an American-British Internet entrepreneur, webmaster, and former financial trader. He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web hosting company Wikia, later renamed Fandom.
  • Wikipedia's tech framework is supported by a non-profit parent organization, the Wikimedia Foundation Inc, which also supports Wikipedia's sister projects, including Wiktionary (a wiki dictionary), Wikibooks (textbooks), and others, and owns all of their domain names.
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