Awesome news!!! I really appreciate this new feature.


Sydney Poore
Wikipedian in Residence
at Cochrane Collaboration

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 2:07 AM, Roan Kattouw <>

> In late 2015 and early 2016, the Collaboration team worked on building a
> cross-wiki notification feature: listing notifications from other wikis in
> the notification panel. We made this feature available on a small set of
> wikis [1] initially, and about six hours ago we made it available on all
> wikis as a beta feature.
> You can enable cross-wiki notifications by clicking the "Beta" link [2] in
> the top right corner (or top left in RTL languages) and enabling the
> "Enhanced notifications" setting. The notification panels (accessible
> through the bell and speech bubble icons in the top right/left corner) will
> now display an additional item telling you which other wikis you have
> unread notifications on, and you can click this item to expand it and see
> those notifications [3]. For more information, see the documentation on
> [4], with mostly complete translations in 13 languages at
> the
> time of this writing.
> Because we don't have cross-wiki preferences, enabling the beta feature on
> one wiki doesn't automatically enable it on any other wiki. However, you
> only have to enable the beta feature to see cross-wiki notifications on a
> wiki, not to get them from that wiki. For example, if you only enable the
> beta feature on the French Wikipedia, you will see notifications from the
> French Wikisource, the Spanish Wikipedia and the Upper Sorbian Wiktionary
> even if you haven't enabled the beta feature on those wikis. In fact, if
> you've had an account for a while, you are likely to see some very old
> notifications from wikis you haven't visited in years; Magnus Manske
> tweeted a screenshot of this yesterday [5].
> Please try this out and let us know what you think! There's a talk page on
> [6] where you can leave feedback. If you find a bug, please
> report it on Phabricator [7] or on the feedback page.
> Thanks a lot to the Collaboration team [8] as well as community liaisons
> Nick Wilson (Quiddity) and BenoƮt Evellin (Trizek) for their work on this
> over the past few months.
> --Roan Kattouw (User:Catrope)
> [1] All French wikis, all Hebrew wikis, Commons, Wikidata and
> [2] Or go to [[Special:Preferences]] and click the "Beta features" tab
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
> [6]
> [7]
> [8]
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