I want to change the language of a Wikipedia article, as you would do on the left navigation bar in desktop view.

Unfortunately I can't find the functionality on mobile view without switching to desktop view.

Is this just too hard to find or is this not present in mobile view?

  • You're using the mobile web site and not the app, right?
    – ale
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 18:52
  • Correct it is the mobile website.
    – Jankapunkt
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 18:53

1 Answer 1


It's certainly non-obvious.

Under the title of the article, if there are other languages available, is an icon that looks like a kanji letter and the letter "A".

icon for selecting language

Tap that and it will offer the other languages available for that article.

select new language for 'Bear'

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.