On the Android and iOS version of the Wikipedia app users can create synced reading lists. Based on feedback from users of the feature, browser extensions were created by the mobile apps team. These extensions allow web users to add articles to their default list of saved articles in the mobile app.
Download the browser extension
- Download for Firefox
- Download for Chrome
- Download for Safari (Not available; as of 4/23/2020 this is a generic link to the App Store)
How does it work?
The initial version of the browser extension allows app users to add articles to their default list of saved articles in their app.
Synced reading lists must be enabled from settings within the app in order to use this extension. Users will be prompted to log in to Wikipedia so that articles added to the reading list via the browser extension can sync to the same Wikipedia account.
Can I use this browser extension without the app?
Not right now. The browser extension enables adding articles to accounts with sync-enabled reading lists, which is currently a feature exclusive to Wikipedia's iOS and Android apps. The Reading List feature may only be activated from the Wikipedia app, and your saved articles may only be viewed within the app as well.
Where can I download the app to start using synced reading lists?
Get the Wikipedia iOS app from the App Store.
Can I use this browser extension without a Wikipedia account?
No. You must create an account to sync reading lists to the app when they are added from the browser extension.
Which browsers will offer this extension?
The extension is available on the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.
Privacy and data sharing
The Wikipedia Reading Lists extension requires that you log in to your Wikipedia account in order to add articles to your account’s Reading List. In addition to your username and password, browser information is also transferred to WMF. We will use this information to operate and improve the Reading List feature.
With the exception of the Reading List itself, the information transferred to us will be de-identified, aggregated, or deleted within 90 days, in accordance with our Data retention guidelines.