Hi folks,

I'm happy to announce that we just released Notifications on our first non-english Wikipedias today!

The Echo extension is now deployed on the French, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish Wikipedias, where users seem to be enjoying some of the tool's new features, such as the Mention and Thanks notifications.

Our next major deployment to another half-dozen non-English Wikipedias will take place on Sep. 17, as outlined in this proposed Echo release plan:


We're delighted to bring these new features to a broader community and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who made this deployment possible. 

First off, kudos to Benny Situ for his fine development work on this final leg of the Notifications project, as well as Erik Benhardson, Matthias Mullie and Dario Taraborelli for their invaluable support. Next, my deepest appreciation to our Community team for their gracious advice and help in orchestrating this multi-site release: Philippe Beaudette, Maggie Dennis, Jan Eissfeld, Sherry Snyder, Keegan Peterzell, Patrick Earley and Anna Koval.

Last but not least, we are very grateful to our community champions for each language, including: Benoît Evellin, Cantons de l'Est, Nou Nouill, Tisza Gergő, Tamas Meszoly, Bartosz Dziewoński, Tar Lócesilion, Oona Castro, Henrique Andrade and Jan Ainali -- to name but a few.

Thank you all for going out of your way to bring notifications to these communities. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with each of you, and I look forward to more collaborations in the future.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this new release. Enjoy the new features!

Fabrice, on behalf of the E2 team

P.S.: You can now track notifications activity for each language on these dashboards, which refresh daily, thanks to Dario:



Fabrice Florin
Product Manager
Wikimedia Foundation