Last Thursday, 5-September, version 1 of the refreshed mobile visual editing toolbar became available to all contributors using the mobile visual editor and we are curious to learn what your experience has been like using it.
Below are some questions we would value knowing your answers to.
To access the mobile visual editor, please follow these steps
- Visit any Wikipedia article on your mobile device in the "Mobile view." Here is an example article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broom
- Tap "Edit" (or the equivalent in your language) to open the editing interface
- Tap the "✏️" icon to switch to visual editing mode (if you do not already see it)
- You should now be using the mobile visual editor!
We are eager to hear what it was like for you to edit using version 1 of the refreshed mobile visual editing toolbar. Here are some questions we are curious to hear your thoughts about:
- At any point while you were editing, was it not clear where to find the editing tool (e.g. insert a link or citation, format text, etc.) you needed to complete your edit? What tool were you looking for? What kind of change were you trying to make in this moment?
- As you were using the toolbar, did anything behave in a way that you did not expect?
- What are some of your overall impressions of the refreshed version of the mobile visual editing toolbar? Did you find it easy to use? Confusing? Helpful? Not noticeable at all?
- How frequently do you edit using the visual editor on desktop and/or mobile?