Wikipedia Receives New Features In First Desktop Update After 10 Years
Wikipedia has introduced its first desktop updates after 10 years. The platform aims for a better user experience, by introducing some new features.
After ten years, Wikipedia has finally received a desktop redesign and is now placing a greater emphasis on usability.
The new interface emphasizes usability and modernizes the Wikipedia experience to make it simpler for everyone to access, explore, and exchange knowledge.
It was released shortly after English Wikipedia celebrated its 22nd anniversary (on January 15). The modifications make it simpler for people to locate and absorb the work of their amazing volunteers.
These features were developed with input from readers and contributors from around the world in an effort to fulfill the demands of their growing varied audience while maintaining the straightforwardness and simplicity that have earned the trust of millions of people over the past 22 years.
Let’s look at a few of the recent additions to Wikipedia that are intended to simplify your task.
Top 4 Latest Wikipedia Updates
1. Easier article navigation
First and foremost, the platform now has a completely new appearance, with a side menu appearing in every educational content to make navigation simple. To help you navigate the large amount of information, the relevant subhead on the side menu is likewise highlighted as you move through the page.
2. Improved search results
The search function on Wikipedia has also been improved; it now makes use of photos and descriptions to help you find the articles you’re looking for.
3. Simplified language switching
Better-located language-switching features have also been added as part of the Wikipedia update, making it easier for multilingual users and editors to move between more than 300 languages and select their favorite language.
4. Added characteristics
The revised edition of Wikipedia does not eliminate any earlier features. In order to improve user experience, it has recently included new features that are “based on collaboration with Wikipedia volunteer editors, data analysis, and user testing.”