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Launch visual diffs on history pages out of beta and provide it to all users
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It's been a Beta Feature for years without significant change (which normally would mean it should have been discontinued). The product works quite well (and would have been somewhat helpful with a big media story last week, for instance).

The performance impact of enabling this for readers is trivial until the user clicks the "visual" button, which I don't propose to make default yet.

When the long-planned multiple-diff-tools project (to provide single-column diff on desktop etc.) happens this could plug into that, but let's just get it out there?

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NB this is just for history pages. Visual diffs have been enabled in VE by default for a long time. I agree this is pretty low risk, the default is still wikitext and this will just show a switcher in the top right.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Launch visual diffs out of beta and provide it to all users to Launch visual diffs on history pages out of beta and provide it to all users.Fri, Aug 5, 4:23 PM

Change 820840 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; author: Esanders):

[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Enable visual diffs on history pages by default

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/820840