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Will changing my goal affect my streak?

Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, I'm relatively new to the community. But I'm wondering if anyone knows whether changing one's goal will reset the streak or not. I currently have it set on regular, 20xp per day, but I'd like to change it to 10xp or even 1xp per day just because of instances where I've almost lost my streak due either the the time or my phone battery running out while doing the second lesson. I've been saved by streak freezes in the past but I don't want to rely on them. Anybody who has done this before or knows the answer?

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2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GoColts6
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No, it won't affect your streak because you still would have completed your new goal everyday in the past. But if you want to raise your goal your goal rather lower it, it's also fine. I've tried it before. For example, there was a timewhen I only got 10 XP each day, but then raised my goal to 20 XP. Though that would mean the 10 XPs in the previos days did not reach my new goal, it turned out to not affect my streak. I know this is kind of confusing to read, but hope this helps! :)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyChristine37

It won't affect your streak as long as you've earned (or exceeded) 10/1 XP.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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I have earned XP and then changed the goal to be lower than that, and my streak was okay. It shouldn't affect your streak even if you get the XP first.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/painai2
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I've been sick and could only manage to sign in and do a timed practice just to get the 1 XP and not lose my streak. Also when crossing 12+ time zones with jet lag, just doing the minimum keeps the streak.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

I consistently leave my goal at 1 XP, even though I am capable of doing 200-300 XP when I work in immersion. I do this because I enjoy keeping a streak and, sometimes, one needs a holiday. I can therefore meet my goal in 2 or 3 minutes if I want to take a rest.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmadGhaem

Great, merci à tous :-)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmadGhaem

Sorry. follow-up question - how is it even possible to get just 1 XP?

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoColts6
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Immersion or Timed Practice.

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