Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Mobile and apps/Add an undo/revert button to diff view

Add an undo/revert button to diff view

  • Problem: The mobile web diff view features an enormous 'thank' button at the bottom of the screen. Sadly, I find myself reverting people far more often than I thank them. Quickly reverting a dodgy edit is the sort of quick editing that should work well on mobile. Unfortunately, the mobile interface makes this all but impossible without manually rewriting the text or zooming the view after switching to desktop interface.
  • Who would benefit: Editors checking their watchlist or recentfeed on their phones.
  • Proposed solution: Provide an undo button adjacent to the thank button. Undoing an edit would work the same way as on the desktop site - open the editing interface with the offending text removed from the source.
  • More comments: already proposed in 2017


Should this be limited to users with "revert" rights for now, to gauge the effects?--Strainu (talk) 21:28, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

I thought everyone with "edit" right can also revert on desktop? --Dvorapa (talk) 21:36, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Endorse: I would have proposed the same. Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 01:46, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Endorse --Patriccck (talk) 09:15, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Endorse, and if possible add a Rollback option as well for users who have it. The Thank function can go if there isn't enough space. Feminist (talk) 04:02, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Endorse, we also do need a button to move page in mobile view. CyberTroopers (talk) 13:54, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I've thought about this for a while and I oppose it. There's another proposal regarding the "fat finger" problem of accidentally thanking other editors, now someone wants to add an additional "fat finger" problem of accidentally undoing or even rolling back my edits. No thanks. You can revert my edit by editing the page to remove the bit you don't like; maybe it's good to slow down and think about what you're doing instead of banging buttons. Jacknstock (talk) 10:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment I have created a JavaScript hack at en:User:FR30799386/undo which allows a user to do a undo an edit on mobile.FR30799386 (talk) 08:16, 29 November 2018 (UTC)