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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Update/doc.

Place this template on an image file that requires updating for some reason; this template takes only one parameter, and that parameter should contain the reason why you believe the file needs updating

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Images requiring an update



Template parameters

1Reason that this file needs updating (will be placed after "because: ..")emptyoptional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

See also

  • {{Recent}} – for files or pages that are likely the the recent / latest now, and intended to be always the recent / latest.
  • {{Current}} – for files or pages that may need updating, and are intended to be always the recent / latest.
  • {{Update}} – for outdated files or pages that requires updating.
  • {{Update inline}} – inline "[needs update]" notice
  • {{Deprecated}} – for templates
  • {{Historical}} – for pages
  • {{Inactive}} – for inactive Commons projects.


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)