Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Mobile and apps/Show navboxes on mobile website and app

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  • Problem: Navboxes are a common way to link between related topics on articles. These are not shown on the mobile view, limiting the ability of readers to browse related topics.
  • Who would benefit: Readers and editors
  • Proposed solution: Show navboxes on the mobile app and web view. Use side scrolling if there is not enough space, similar to how tables are handled.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T124168
  • Proposer: Feminist (talk) 04:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


  • Hi Feminist. Thanks for submitting a proposal. Can you give an example too for people who are unfamiliar with what navboxes are? I think the term "navbox" is very English-wikipedia centric. I'd prefer to generalize it so folks from other wikis can recognize the need here and vote for it too. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • There are a lot of UI design problems with this proposal, and most of them are documented in Phabricator. There is also the download-size problem, also documented there. I don't really think this is a good CommTech task because of the question of navbox size. --Izno (talk) 00:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC)