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add auto-save on by default, or easy opt-in, to Wikimedia wikis
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This should be on by default, both for wiki markup editor and for visual editor. If not on by default, it should be easily discoverable "autosave" tick box. It could save either to personal sandbox or to localStorage, or if it is a wiki extension then it could auto-save to some database.

Some relevant extensions:

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Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.EditedApr 13 2020, 7:30 AM
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Removing Editing-team as it is up to teams what they work on (please don't add tags as subscribers).
@Gryllida: Please follow and provide clear steps plus which editor you use: (as even wiki editor can mean a lot of things - is this about VisualEditor and WikiEditor )?