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See also T39992: Review and deploy Drafts extension to Wikimedia wikis and T75241: Auto-save to increase chances of lost edits recovery, which may overlap/duplicate.

Often I think that I would like to save a edit - meaning, that I have it kept in the system but don't want it to be published yet. You know this difference from Wordpress, where "saving" is different from "publishing". Especially in the Content Translator I'd like to see such a feature. By the way, I sometime experienced problems when I edited in the editor window but the internet connection fell away; saving the text just for safety would be great.

Ziko (talk) 23:41, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey:

This proposal received 35 support votes, and was ranked #28 out of 107 proposals.

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In the end, that task was rescoped to be less generic and more about crash recovery, so this task makes sense as the more generic version.

This is a huge task with far-reaching implications, so realistically it's not going to happen for a very long time.