I am happy to let you know that we have just launched Media Viewer 0.2 on our first pilot
, where it is now enabled by default for all users (previously, it was
only available as a Beta Feature).
Media Viewer aims to improve the multimedia viewing experience on Wikipedia and Wikimedia
sites, to display images in larger size and with less clutter — as well as invite more
people to use our images.
We invite you to try out this new tool today, which you can do on this test page:
Please let us know what you think on this discussion page:
You can learn more about this new feature here:
After this first pilot, we plan to enable Media Viewer by default for these next pilot
• April 17 - Confirmed: Catalan, Hungarian, Korean, English Wikivoyage
• April 24 - Proposed: Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Polish, Romanian, Thai, Slovak,
Based on these first pilot results, we plan wider releases on larger wikis in the
following weeks, with a goal to deploy to all wikis next month. Our release schedule will
be based on new findings at each stage of deployment. If this product performs well and
meets user needs, we may accelerate the deployment pace -- or we may slow it down for some
sites, as needed.
More details are available on our updated Release Plan:
To discuss this release and review the final product together, we invite you to join our
next IRC chat, on Wed. Apr. 9 at 18:00 UTC (11am PT). We also invite you to try out the
tool on your own wikis, where it is available for early testing as a Beta Feature in your
user preferences, as described above.
Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this release.
And many thanks to all the community members who helped create this feature with us in
We look forward to bringing a richer multimedia experience to your community very soon.
Regards as ever,
on behalf of the Multimedia Team
Product Manager, Multimedia