Hello mobile Wikimedians,

Today we've released a beta of the Wikipedia app to TestFlight which includes our most requested feature: dark reading mode! 

Its just one of several new appearance options, including dark and sepia color modes, image dimming and convenient screen brightness control. 

This release also includes a new "On this day" card in the Explore feed for four initial languages (English, German, French and Swedish). On this day is built on the rich anniversary pages[1] and selected anniversaries[2] available on many Wikipedias, to highlight important events that occurred on this date. Tap through for a timeline view and swipe back through history! 

The beta also includes a small sticker pack for iMessage. We worked with the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications team to create a set of public domain stickers[3], so you can send wiki memes in texts. Now you can tell your friends "citation needed!" in a group chat :) These stickers will be coming to other social media platforms as well, but iOS beta testers get to try them out first!

Thanks again to all our testers. If you'd like to become a tester please sign-up here:

Josh Minor
PM, Wikipedia app for iOS

[1] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historical_anniversaries
[2] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Selected_anniversaries/All
[3] - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_digital_stickers