Beta Features/New Features

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This page is a staging area for product teams who wish to add new experiments to the Beta Features project.

We invite product owners who would like to experiment with a new feature to add it to this list, and answer these questions:

  1. What is this feature? Describe its main purpose and function.
  2. What will happen when this feature is enabled through this Beta Features tool?
  3. If replacing an existing feature, which, and what will the differences be to a user?

Please fill in answers to the questions for each feature, and add any other features which you would like to test through this project.

For more tips on how to prepare your feature for inclusion Beta Features program, check the Package page. Once considered, proposals are placed in the archive.

This page is not a wishlist to add random ideas.

Performance Inspector[edit]

Problem to solve…

Be the one place for a user to find performance-related metrics for a page.

What does it do?

The inspector collects metrics from images, parser profiling and ResourceLoader modules and makes them accessible.

When enabled, Performance Inspector provides a link in the Tools section, labelled Performance Inspector.

Links

info | help | discussion

Team

Peter Hedenskog and the performance team.

Fixed Site Header (Winter)[edit]

Problem to solve…

Allow access to existing and new site functions irrespective of scroll position on page, especially search.

What does it do?

Site header will remain fixed to the top of the browser when the user scrolls down the page

Links

info | discussion

Team

Brandon Harris

Annotations/Community Highlighter[edit]

Problem to solve…

Highlight important content and comment on it

What does it do?

Allow individual users to store and view public annotations on articles. See most common highlights directly on page.

Link

Extension:Annotator

Team

Richa Jain (GSOC), Matt Flaschen, Steven Walling

Semantic Figure Markup[edit]

Problem to solve…

Test new markup for media on a page to allow developers to uncover any incompatibilities with gadgets and editors to check for visual layout issues.

What does it do?

Uses the HTML5 ‎<figure> and ‎<figcaption> elements for media rendered from wikitext.

Links

task | implementation

Team

Arlo Breault and the parsing team.

GlobalWatchlist Vue version[edit]

Feature name

GlobalWatchlist Vue display

Feature description

Early testing of the new GlobalWatchlist Vue display.

Prerequisites

Needs to be created in GlobalWatchlist extension, see phab:T284522

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:22, 8 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IP Info Feature[edit]

Problem to solve…

Surface information about IP addresses to assist with patrolling.

What does it do?

We display information like the location, organization, proxy etc for an IP address to patrollers. When enabled, the user will be able to access this information in a popup next to IP addresses as well as on the IPs contributions page. Usage of the tool will be logged.

Links

info | discussion

Team

Niharika Kohli and the Anti-Harassment Tools team.