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Fridge Magnet Words on Android

I'm really loving the discussion feature on my android, thanks Duolingo!

I am curious about one old feature though: I have used both the iPhone & Android duolingo apps. On the iPhone, when you are answering a "Fridge Magnet" question (where you create a translation by choosing from pre-selected words) you can move the words around after they have been chosen. So if you rapidly tap on 5 words, but the first word was wrong, you can tap the correct word and drag it into place. On the Android, you can't drag words after they have been chosen. So you'd have to tap the 5 words that are there to put them back down, then pick the correct starting word and then the other 4 words again.

It's not a big problem and there is the simple workaround. I have just noticed that the android app has been updated several times to add a lot more features and change the tree/icons to match the iPhone, but it still doesn't have this one. Since the iPhone had it quite some time ago, that makes me suspect it was either a forgotten feature or there is a technical reason it's tough to do on the Android.

Perhaps this is a feature that is broken on my tablet but otherwise works on Android. Does it work for anyone else? Does anyone want to speculate on why it doesn't work for me?

4 years ago

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Doesn't work on my Android either (Android 4.4.2).

Am I missing here something? What is the workaround (other than tapping each to delete and start over)?

4 years ago

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That is the workaround. You click all the words after the one you want to change, then click the correct word and put back all the rest.

4 years ago

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Okay, wouldn't call that a workaround, though. I thought you accidentally left out a sentence. ;) Sorry for the dump question.

4 years ago

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my guess is that nobody's reported this missing feature until now, and that the programmers have forgotten about it. Maybe now it'll be fixed! :)

I'd love to be able to drag words on the "Fridge Magnet" exercises on the Android.

4 years ago
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