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The overall look of Wikipedia for desktop browsers is undergoing a transformation for the first time in a decade. To make the site more relevant for new users, Wikipedia has been an integral part of web culture for nearly 20 years, allowing users to browse and browse millions of text-intensive encyclopedia entries on various desktops, tablets or smartphones.

You can browse all the new features suggested in the mediawiki post, and there are some animated GIFs to show you what they might look like.

Some may like the new table of contents feature, and some may be tempted to read wiki pages for public figures, and this new format may make it much easier to skip specific sections of the page without having to scroll down the browser

The collapsible sidebar will be the first change to be introduced, and this will allow users to collapse the menu on the left side of each page to reduce distractions, reduce irrelevant content, and links to the left of the screen to facilitate focus. The site will also add an easy one-click button to switch the language of the page you are reading.

Wikipedia will also add enhancements to the site’s search tool to make it easier to find other pages, and it will reconfigure the logo to make it smaller on every Wikipedia page.

The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company of the site, announced in a blog post that the changes will take place “gradually over a long period of time”, allowing users to test new features before they are officially released. But it plans to completely redesign the desktop version of Wikipedia by the end of 2021, and it has not been mentioned whether the mobile version will receive the same redesign.