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Where has the general "strengthen skills" button gone?

What has happened to the option to strengthen skills overall (not just skill by skill)? This was on the computer rather than the phone version of duolingo and had a choice between a timed and untimed session. It seems to have disappeared.

June 22, 2016



Same question. Here this morning on the computer, gone this afternoon. I liked it for being able to strengthen more than one skill at a time.


I just hit the 'strengthen skills' button on the website. BTW, I think we should refer to either the 'app' or the 'website.' Your tablet/ipad/laptop/desktop computer/smart phone are all really computers, and all of them can access the website, and some of them can execute apps. The real distinction for Duolingo users is whether they are executing the app or the website. Occasionally there are tiny differences between the app for a smart phone and that for an ipad.


There are quite noticeable differences between the Android and IOS app, and smaller ones between different browser versions.


When you get in and the button is not showing, just add "/practice" after duolingo.com on the address box and it'll let you work as if you had hit the strengthen skills button. This is working for me just fine, until some duolingo demigod or goddess fixes the bug that is causing the button to go away.


Hi Anarkali1,

Could you relocate this discussion in the “Troubleshooting" forum? Which is the place meant for such discussion. Thx!
To relocate it (\/!\ please, don’t create a new one \/!\), edit your original post then select said forum in the drop-down menu on top-left of the edition area.

Have a look to this short guide to help you knowing where to post your (future) discussions on Duolingo’s forums.


Thank you. I looked for an option of that type when I first posted this but for some reason, it didn't appear. (Maybe it had disappeared down the same black hole as the strengthen skills button.) But as you can see, I'll successfully relocated it now.


My button had been gone too, but now it has reappeared.


Thanks for your comments and help, guys. Hopefully this bug gets ironed out soon - in the meantime your tips have been useful.

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