Introducing Edit Patrol: Assisting Rollbackers on the Wikipedia Android App edit

The Mobile Apps team has recently released a new feature in the Android app to assist rollbackers in patrolling from their mobile device without leaving the Android app. Edit Patrol is a suggested edit that allows users with rollback rights to view the recent changes feed, with access to undo, rollback, thank, and post talk page messages.

The feature is currently available on Indonesian, French, and Spanish Wikipedia. We hope to make it available to English Wikipedia rollbackers in the coming month.

You can learn more about the feature and its development on our project page. Edit Patrol does not intend to replace existing patrolling tools, rather fill some gaps that have been highlighted in the mobile space. Prior to writing a single line of code, the team conducted interviews with patrollers and conducted a comparative review of existing patrolling tools. Throughout development, we have continued to incorporate feedback from members of the community. We prioritized collaboration with communities that have traditionally had difficulty utilizing existing tools, specifically folks using mobile devices.

After initial release, we heard requests to add access to user talk warning templates in the talk page message flow. Users are now able to search and use user talk warning templates as part of the tool. For languages that do not have user warning templates, the team reviewed messages across languages & created 10 example messages that will be preloaded into the app: you can learn more about those messages and leave feedback here.

The feature currently allows users to view the feed of recent edits for only one language wiki at a time (the primary language set in their app), but we are interested to hear if there is a preference from multi-wiki rollbackers to have the ability of patrolling multiple languages in a single feed.

Please check out this presentation with more information, and a demonstration of the feature to learn more. If you have any questions or feedback, we welcome it on the project’s discussion page, or please attend our open demonstration hours for this feature on Google Meet on the 26th of April 2024 at 18 UTC (You can determine the right time in your time zone using a time zone converter tool).

Looking forward to see you all.

--ARamadan-WMF (talk) 12:51, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Happening in 10 minutes, join us :)
--ARamadan-WMF (talk) 17:52, 26 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Edit Patrol is now available on English Wikipedia and all wikis!
We invite you to check out a demonstration of the feature and explore more on our project page. If you have tried the feature, we would appreciate any feedback on our discussion page, or your thoughts in response any of the following questions:
  • What changes or additions would make this feature more useful to you?
  • Would you be interested in using this feature to patrol multiple language wikis at once?
  • The feature is currently available to users with rollback rights: would you like to see this feature evolve into something that is available to a broader user group?
--ARamadan-WMF (talk) 10:28, 23 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
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