681K reviews
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Rated for 3+
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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
Sep 28, 2022

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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681K reviews
Jay Beland
August 3, 2022
Excellent app with one small problem that I, along with others, have encountered. In dark mode some things are not visible or grayed out. Solution is to turn dark mode off, which gives gray on white background, everything visible but not not nice to look at. Invert color to get white on dark background with everything visible. Much better. Note: this is for "Match system theme" in the app theme settings, which is my setting. Most critical reviews are old and don't apply to current version.
235 people found this review helpful
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October 1, 2022
Impressive because of the sheer number of topics it covers. Good short general summaries of all sorts of persons, places, things, and historical events. Enough to pique your interest, and get you headed to the library for more detailed research. There's only one negative --- be leery of articles about political matters and social justice matters, especially current events or events in the very recent past. The articles re those subjects have a slightly left leaning perspective.
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Wikimedia Foundation
October 4, 2022
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written collaboratively by the people who use it so its contents are constantly being updated. Next time you spot something that appears to be inaccurate or missing information, you may wish to try editing too. Learn more about editing in the Introduction to Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction
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September 11, 2022
Ran into a snag trying to view my old edits. Recent ones are visible but older edits just look scrambled. I can't even see my edits to pages I've created in the past. The pages are still there and my edits are visible on a desktop web browser but not in this app.
102 people found this review helpful
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Wikimedia Foundation
September 13, 2022
Hi there and thank you for your feedback. You can find the full edit history when you click on the three dots at the higher top of the screen and choose edit history.

What's new

- Minor bug fixes and enhancements.