Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Autosave edited or new unpublished article

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Autosave edited or new unpublished article

  • Problem: Loss of information during editing for technical reasons.
  • Proposed solution: Autosave edited or new unpublished article every minute to a special autosave buffer.
  • Who would benefit: All registered participants.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T75241
  • Proposer: Kurono (talk) 11:05, 22 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


AFAIK, VE and NWE save progress to LocalStorage. But on iOS at least, LocalStorage size is very limited and I lose my work when a tab reloads. Can I assume this proposal is about a server-side auto-save like what you get with Blogger, GDocs, Word Online, etc.? ⁓Pelagic (talk) 10:13, 28 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, this suggestion is about server side autosave. Kurono (talk) 11:29, 29 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Isn't this already available in when translating articles? Because I find that very useful so this gets my support! Sabelöga (talk) 16:53, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This does indeed exist within the mw:Content translation extension, with a time limit on inactivity after which the content is discarded. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:04, 8 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
VE/NWE/Flow/DiscussionTools actually use SessionStorage because of the quota issues with LocalStorage. SessionStorage is lost when you switch to a new tab, so LocalStorage would be an improvement. ESanders (WMF) (talk) 13:19, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Auto-save wish fulfilment, your input needed

Hello Delta 51, and supporters of Auto-save feature wish, Community Tech is currently investigating this request and we need your input so our engineers can take decisions.

Please read the new project page we have created for the wish and then visit the talk page to give responses to some questions we have for you. –– STei (WMF) (talk) 18:07, 19 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]