https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Positive changes to the Android app

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I noticed some new changes to the Android app that I really like.

First, we have always had the ability to turn the mic off for what is supposed to be an hour. But many of us have reported that it does not go back on in an hour. Today I noticed it did.

Second, I don't know about anyone else but I did not have the ability to turn the listening exercises off if it suddenly got too loud where I was without having to quite the lesson. That seems to be added:

And third, I kinda like the new pop-up and I hope it encourages some of the younger users to review more instead of rushing for points:

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka
Irusejka
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This pop-up is anoying for me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung
ckhadung
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I agree. It's not really a "tip" but just a reminder to practice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire-ergens
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Is it just me, or does it look like the typing exercises are back?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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I get typing exercises.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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Not for me. I just checked the new version but I'm now reverting to the last one with typing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire-ergens
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That's a shame. It would be nice to have the newer languages on the app + typing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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It turns out you do have them even in the old versions... sort of! You can access them by navigating to one of the new languages in the browser, and after that opening the app on your phone and QUICKLY tapping the Strengthen Skills icon. The strengthening session will be for the new language rather that the one you had previously opened in the app. Caveat: you can only strengthen the skills already unlocked in the browser for the new language!

I use this method to do some Catalan and Welsh on my phone from time to time. It's rather annoying however, I hope we will one day get a version of the app in which we can re-enable typing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaisieCryer

I have to agree that the app is getting better every time I update it... I just wish Immersion was included in the app!

2 years ago
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