Wikipedia Zero App FAQ

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Wikipedia Zero is a Wikimedia Foundation initiative involving partnerships with mobile operators that waive data access charges for Wikipedia access. Learn more about Wikipedia Zero here.

What does the setting "Warn if leaving Wikipedia Zero" mean?

If your mobile operator supports Wikipedia Zero for the Wikipedia app:

  • Leaving the checkbox for this setting checked means you will be prompted when tapping on links for external sites from within the Wikipedia app.
  • Unchecking the checkbox for this setting means you will be taken directly to external sites when you tap on links for external sites from within the Wikipedia app.

The default checked setting is only in effect when you are connected to the internet via mobile operators participating in Wikipedia Zero for the Wikipedia app.

Does my mobile operator support Wikipedia Zero for the Wikipedia app?

It depends. The new version of the Wikipedia app being introduced in 2014 provides a visual indicator if your operator supports Wikipedia Zero for the app. Refer to the HTTPS/Apps column of the support table for additional information. We are actively working with operators to add HTTPS/Apps zero-rating support.

Is Wikipedia Zero supported on the old version of the app?

Your operator may support Wikipedia Zero when you use the old version of the app, but there will not be any clear indicator in the old version of the Wikipedia app even if this is the case.

If the new version of the app is not indicating that my operator supports Wikipedia Zero in the app, am I being charged?

In this case, standard data usage terms with your operator may apply. Please note that Wikipedia content does not itself require payment, as it is licensed as free content.