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Wikipedia gets first desktop update after ten years

The new desktop interface of Wikipedia has been designed to improve the interface and emphasises usability and ease of knowledge sharing.

Edited By: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 14, 2023 19:14 IST

What is new?

1. A new search experience that combines images and descriptions will now be available to users, making it simpler for them to locate articles on the platform.

2. To assist editors and readers who speak more than one language, the platform has increased the prominence of language-switching tools. More than 300 languages are available, and users can quickly access their preferred language.

3. Additionally, users will receive an updated sticky header with links to Search, the page name, and sections that will move as they scroll. The modification has been incorporated into the portal to reduce scrolling fatigue.

4. A table of contents that lets readers know where they are in the article and gives them a sense of its context.

FAQs 

Q1. Which nation controls Wikipedia?

The Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the United States that is primarily supported by donations, hosts it.

Q2. Is Wikipedia truly accurate?

Although many of the entries are well-documented, checked for quality, and frequently completely up-to-date, the online encyclopaedia is not 100% reliable twenty years after it was created because information can be manipulated, sometimes almost undetectable.

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