User:Elitre (WMF)/Wikidata editing announcement

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Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[edit]

Wikidata description editing is a feature being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature a few months ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias in the beginning (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), then to all the others except the top ten by usage within the app, and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it over the course of the next few weeks for German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese Wikipedia. Deployment to the English Wikipedia will be scheduled later in the year instead. As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project, or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) ~~~~~