Commons:Social media

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The Wikimedia Commons community operates several accounts on external social media sites. They are used to facilitate new contributions and attract new contributors, while also announcing major project news like contests, policy discussions, and competitions. These accounts are also used to participate in the free content movement and to attract and engage with agencies working to make content freely available.

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The accounts are used for:

  • Promoting featured content on Wikimedia Commons, such as Picture of the Day,
  • Promoting issues as they relate to the wider Wikimedia Commons community,
  • Engaging with "the internet" on issues as they relate to Wikimedia Commons,
  • Engaging in outreach with copyright holders to make their holdings available on Wikimedia Commons,
  • Engaging in outreach with GLAM-type institutions with a view to enter into partnerships.


  • These accounts are required to comply with Wikimedia Commons copyright and licenses,
  • The accounts should represent the Wikimedia Commons community to the public,
  • Contents should not be controversial in subject. Follow Social media/Best practices.


Please contact the public social media mailing list at to suggest posts, tweets, and retweets for Commons social media accounts. Thanks!

Social media team[edit]

The following community members have access to the Commons social media accounts

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Note: If not otherwise noted, the accounts are not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation or the Wikimedia Commons. Also, the external Social media providers are not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation or the Wikimedia Commons. Data collected by the social media providers is subject to their own privacy policy and terms of use.