Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Mobile and apps/Display categories in mobile view

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Discussion

  • See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, Testing and Development, enable "Add categories to the mobile interface." That said, it would make sense to me to make this the default, unless it's still unstable. Eiim (talk) 05:04, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  • In the "Advanced mode" there is a "Categories" button at the bottom. I suspect this is not in the "normal" mode because it can be very obtrusive, and I assume not a particularly popular feature for readers. Would you like to reword your proposal to add the category feature to all mobile users, or are there improvements you'd like to see to the "Advanced mode"? The former is not something we could promise upfront (mobile web is intentionally extremely lightweight), but regardless I think this proposal needs clarification as a Categories feature does exist. Kind regards, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:52, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
    @MusikAnimal: How to activate advanced mode? CyberTroopers (talk) 03:45, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
    @CyberTroopers: Go to the settings page on the mobile site and selected "Advanced mode". MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:34, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • @Infovarius: I have redirected your identical proposal here. I have the same question for you: does the existing solution to show categories in "Advanced mode" work for you? See above. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 23:52, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I strongly support this proposal, and displaying categories in advanced is not a solution - I didn't know this existed, and I am a reasonably heavy user of mobile view. I would amend this proposal to add - display both the categories that belong to an article, and display the category pages correctly (so if you navigate to Category:XYZ, the members of category XYZ display). -- phoebe | talk 14:34, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  • It must appear collapsed. --BoldLuis (talk) 17:40, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 02:05, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support LostMyMind (talk) 06:13, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Categories are supposed to be for readers, not just editors, even though we often forget that. I think many readers would find categories useful if they knew about them (e.g. didn't have them hidden). Enabling this in mobile normal should be trivially simple if it's already in advanced mode. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 09:18, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Triple C 85 |talk| 10:40, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Brewster239 (talk) 12:27, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Not only in mobile view in the browser, but also in the Mobile Apps. Wiki-uk (talk) 12:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xavi Dengra (MESSAGES) 12:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 12:46, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 12:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Grauhederl (talk) 14:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mannivu · 15:24, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 19:52, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² (talk) 23:01, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 01:35, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 05:57, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support SK2242 (talk) 14:38, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support had trouble with this one in the past, Glad to have some change to this. MarsInSVG (talk) 14:59, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support; right now I have to frequently go back and forth between the mobile and desktop views. Libcub (talk) 19:56, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support NaBUru38 (talk) 20:50, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support  Swazmo     23:03, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support also faced it. Empire AS (talk) 06:13, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Encycloon (talk) 15:23, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Arnd (talk) 16:49, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support OosWesThoesBes (talk) 17:23, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support BoldLuis (talk) 17:40, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Andyrom75 (talk) 19:27, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --MSY-07 (talk) 14:18, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ivanics (talk) 19:05, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 20:07, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Paperoastro (talk) 22:01, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Rdyornot (talk) 22:19, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Darwinek (talk) 00:03, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Makendo k (talk) 00:44, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xosé (talk) 18:32, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- the wub "?!" 18:33, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nietsnie03 (talk) 07:46, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 09:15, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 12:26, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support PMG (talk) 13:50, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support MTheiler (talk) 15:48, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. Shalomori123 (talk) 17:07, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support--Robin Chubret (talk) 18:13, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Categories are always a fun thing to add, why not. Bgrus22 (talk) 21:41, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mohanad Kh Talk 06:15, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose categories are not important or popular enough among readers to justify including them in an intentionally simplified mobile interface. They should be restricted to advanced mode. – Teratix 06:28, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Crissov (talk) 09:04, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kaartic [talk] 18:34, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mrs.Alef (talk) 21:35, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support GiFontenelle (talk) 23:01, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Keepcalmandchill (talk) 23:58, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kku (talk) 07:43, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support This shouldn't have been a matter of proposal in the first place, it's so self-evident. Adam78 (talk) 10:26, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ameisenigel (talk) 15:29, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support DarkGlow (talk) 21:08, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mmitchell10 (talk) 21:13, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --Joalbertine (talk) 12:10, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Bumsowee (talk) 16:41, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Also some navigation templates are not showing up. Joseph (talk) 16:25, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 郑洲扬 (talk) 12:36, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. not only in advanced mod. — tyseria 01:44, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Malvinero10 (talk) 03:08, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Categories are part of the edited work. Automatic removal of them from display is against the "community" rule. If Wikimedia wants to remove Categories feature for technical reasons, then remove it consistently from all clients, but before that, consult and prepare for an amply long (eg. 5 years) phase out time. Wotheina (talk) 09:05, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support S8321414 (talk) 14:24, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ladnerg310 (talk) 14:45, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support This will be very useful. Wouldn't it be just a change of default settings, that will require very little development work? Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:59, 21 December 2020 (UTC)