I read a lot of random Wikipedia articles for fun/help with schoolwork, but sometimes I feel like going back to articles I had read before to get a mental refresher.

Other than just saving wiki articles to my bookmarks, is there a way to track all the Wikipedia pages I have read already?

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You can add them to the watchlist by clicking on the star at the top near the search field or by using the shortcut altshiftw. Then you can view them by visiting the Edit raw watchlist page.

The latest (2021-10-05) official iOS app has a "Saved" feature which is exactly what one would expect (even separate lists).

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    I saw this one, but doesn't adding it to watchlist send you notifications whenever the page is modified? Having a "favourites" like how Youtube does would be ideal
    – asgs
    Jul 14, 2017 at 20:21
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    I don't know, can't remember receiving emails from Wikipedia. And if I did, I probably disabled them. I'm currently using Wikiwand which has Facebook login and a bookmarks feature. Jul 14, 2017 at 20:23

If you are using firefox, use ctrl-h to bring up the history sidebar.

Click the "View" dropdown box and choose "By Site". Click the + next to wikipedia.com to see the pages you have visited.


Yet another option. First register to Wikipedia (have user/password). Then enable book creator and add the relevant articles to your book/books.

  • is it the Collection Creator you're referring to?
    – asgs
    Jul 14, 2017 at 20:24
  • Probably yes. But refer to Iulian Onofrei's answer. This was the main thing.
    – Oren
    Jul 18, 2017 at 9:08

If you are using Firefox, there is an extension called Visited that allows you to highlight links you have previously visited with a particular color. You could disable its automatic feature and just use it to highlight the links you choose with the shortcut.

There is not a similar extension for Chrome that I could find, however, you could use manual styling extensions to override the visited link color CSS if you wanted.

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