Wikipedia mobile version

Wikipedia mobile version

Immediately redirects all requests to Wikipedia and Wikitionary pages to the mobile version of the site.

What is Wikipedia mobile version?

Wikipedia Mobile Version Add-On is a Firefox extension that redirects desktop versions of Wikipedia and Wikitionary articles to their mobile-optimized counterparts, providing a more reader-friendly experience.

Stats date:
By: Mark
Users: 60 ▲ 3
Rating: 5.00 (3)
Version: 1.3.4 (Last updated: 2020-05-02)
Creation date: 2019-02-26
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 20.84K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

The mobile-optimised pages of Wikimedia sites are often easier to read than the desktop version. With this extension, when you visit the desktop version of a Wikipedia or Wiktionary article (or any article on a Wikimedia site), you will be taken to the mobile-optimised version of that page instead.

For example, if you visit you will be taken to If you visit you will be taken to The exception to this is if you are editing an article. In that case you will be taken to the desktop version of the site, which you may find easier to use and more fully-featured when editing.

You can control this extension with the toolbar menu, which allows you to switch it on or off, and whether it should take you to the desktop version to edit an article.

Version 1.3.1 respects the mobile/desktop link at the bottom of Wikimedia pages, and redirects Wikimedia pages to the appropriate version when you enable or disable the extension.

If you would like to see the code that powers this extension, please see the GitHub repository here:

User reviews
It works.
by Petr, 2023-03-23
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Risk impact

Wikipedia mobile version is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Wikipedia mobile version if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Wikipedia mobile version has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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