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Screenshot of the Main page on mobile (beta) English Wikipedia.

The Wikimedia mobile Beta site is an experimental staging area for new features that may eventually be worked into our official mobile site.

Everyone is welcome to try out the Beta and give us feedback! You can opt into the Beta in Settings, currently located in the left navigation menu of the regular mobile site.

FAQ[edit | edit source]

What is the Beta?[edit | edit source]

The Beta site is where the WMF mobile team tests out new experimental features that may eventually be worked into the main mobile site. Anyone can opt into the Beta, but please be aware that Beta features may be quite unstable and will change rapidly.

Where can I find it/gain access?[edit | edit source]

You can find and opt in to the Beta by accessing the regular mobile gateway (, and navigating to Settings in the lefthand navigation menu.

You can exit the Beta and return to the regular mobile site at any time by going to Settings and turning off Beta.

What devices/browsers does the Beta support?[edit | edit source]

Screenshot of the new chrome and navigation on mobile

Because this it is a highly experimental environment, the Beta is currently limited to the following devices/operating systems:

OS Browser Version
Android Native 4.x (Latest)
N/A Opera Mini emulator Latest
N/A Chrome with javascript disabled N/A
iOS Safari 5.x or greater
Nokia E63 Opera Mobile N/A (Emulator)
Feature phone
OS Browser Version
multiple Openwave, now Myriad (Purple Labs) v6 (low-end), v7 (mid-range), v9 (webkit-based)
multiple NetFront 4.2, 3.5

What features are currently on the Beta?[edit | edit source]

See Mobile Release History

Where can I provide feedback for this feature?[edit | edit source]

You can leave feedback on the talk page of this page, or talk to us live on our IRC channel on Freenode: #wikimedia-mobileconnect

Join the Beta testing team[edit | edit source]

For editors: please sign your name below if you'd like to be a part of our mobile Beta testing team! You'll receive talk page updates when we deploy major new experimental features, getting a chance to test them and provide early feedback.

  1. Maryana (WMF) (talk)
  2. Jenova20
  3. WormTT
  4. RicoH (talk)
  5. TheDJ (talk)
  6. Syberiyxx (talk)
  7. Dan653 (talk)
  8. Mahanga (talk)
  9. Atul Tiwari(vtatultiwari)
  10. Demarshall (talk)
  11. Simon Villeneuve (talk)
  12. User:Theopolisme (talk)
  13. Riley Huntley (talk)
  14. Sharique (talk)
  15. Jim.henderson (talk)
  16.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ - Using Opera Mini emulator
  17. Qgil (talk)
  18. Thehelpfulone
  19. Shankar (talk)
  20. Pisces March
  21. User:Nicereddy
  22. Gryllida 12:56, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit | edit source]