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The Wikimedia Foundation’s Editing team is working to improve how contributors communicate on Wikipedia using talk pages through a series of incremental improvements that will be released over time.

As part of this effort, the Editing team introduced a new workflow for replying to specific comments with the intention of making participating productively on talk pages easier and more intuitive. The reply tool is an extra button that appears at the end of a post on a talk page (as shown in the screenshot below). When you click on it, it opens a reply form that automatically signs and indents wikitext talk page comments and offers a quick way for pinging other users among other features 1.