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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.

India TV Tech Desk Edited By: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 14, 2023 19:14 IST
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Image Source : UNSPLASH After ten years, the first desktop update was added with new features to Wikipedia

Wikipedia, one of the known free encyclopaedia in the world, has finally received its first update after ten years. The foundation behind Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, Wikimedia unveiled that the first significant upgrade to its desktop interface was made available at a time when English Wikipedia was celebrating its 22nd anniversary.

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The new, improved interface places emphasis on usability and ease of knowledge sharing. The most recent update has been made available on English Wikipedia, and the platform says that 94% of the 318 language versions of the portal are working for all desktop users.

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The new desktop interface, according to Wikimedia, was created to meet the needs of the next generation of internet users. The platform's primary focus has been on making it simple and accessible to everyone, regardless of their previous experience with the internet. The new update was developed after consulting with volunteer editors and readers of Wikipedia. 

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According to Selena Deckelmann, Chief Product and Technology Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, "These features were created with feedback from readers and volunteers from all over the world with the goal of meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse audience while maintaining the simple and straightforward feel that millions of people have come to trust over the course of the last 22 years."

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