About this Extension
The Wikipedia Reading Lists Browser Extension from the Wikimedia Foundation (“WMF”) allows you to access your Wikipedia Reading List from your desktop browser. The Reading List feature is synced to your Wikipedia account, and allows you to bookmark articles and access them across your devices for future reading.
How to Enable or Disable the Reading List Feature
The Reading List feature may only be activated from the Wikipedia app. To turn it on:
- Open the WIkipedia app and log in to your Wikipedia account
- On Android…
- Go to Settings and turn on “Enable reading list syncing”
- On iOS…
- Go to Settings > Article storage and syncing and turn on “Sync saved articles and lists”
To turn the Reading List feature off, follow the above instructions and toggle to off.
What Information is Transferred to WMF
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.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
The Wikimedia Foundation understands the importance of user privacy. For this reason, we work to protect our users from the unauthorized disclosure or use of information we maintain. The information transferred to us through your use of the extension will be accessible to Wikimedia Foundation staff who are working on maintaining and improving 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. Pages that you save to your Reading List will be stored until you choose to delete them or turn off the Reading List syncing in the Wikipedia iOS or Android app.
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