Grants:IdeaLab/Share button on Wikipedia

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Share button on Wikipedia
Oh! cant share wiki docs on Whats app.. what ???

Today world is too small because of internet. And knowledge is flowing through internet to people.

Whats missing in Wikipedia is Share option. Anything which can be shared easily and freel becomes popular, like we share images, news, youtube vedio links many more through whats app.

But today i don't see share link in wikipedia page which enables me sharing easily through apps like facebook, whatsapp.

If sharing is enabled then we see wikipedia flowing through whatsapp and facebook bingo awareness grows exponentially at least in India.
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created on07:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
students (schools to colleges), professionals(hardware to software to business etc) housewives (homemakers) everybody in India who have access to internet

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

Kannada, telugu, tamil, hindi,

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
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What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

English, Kannada

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]


Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
any information which is available on wikipedia and which can be referred in regular conversation can be shared via whatsapp, even sometimes we can share wondering, surprising information, education related like maths formulae, scinec

anything we can refer in regular conversations and we share links via wharts app

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
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Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am Shankar, an IT professional, working in Healthcare Software industry.



  • As India now has the highest number of Facebook users, sharing articles can bring more awareness.
  • This can also will be helpful to reduce the menace of fake news.

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No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at for help!