# Number of characters in edits

Sometimes in edits, you can give the clarification for your changes as " added xx characters to body."

Where is the character count visible on screen? I can not find it from the mobile website.

• If I understand the question correctly, the "added <number of symbols> characters in body" is the standard placeholder for the edit description and is generated automatically if the editor leaves the Edit Summary field empty. I normally wouldn't count this as "clarification for your changes" as it doesn't really clarifies anything. If you want to see the delta in your edit prior to publishing, use an advanced third-party text editor on your device.
– andselisk Mod
May 20 '20 at 18:28
• Please provide an edit summary, the automatically generated messages are pretty much useless. May 21 '20 at 10:31