https://www.duolingo.com/mikustosz

Immersion unlocked!

Not everybody has an immersion tab. It was discussed many times here how to unlock the translations. Sometimes the solution was to create many new accounts. Often the problem was in being EU citizen.

But here comes my very elegant solution to this problem! This chrome extension enables immersion tab: http://goo.gl/C9vtGW Just install the extension and it should work for all those who are able to have it (I mean right language, right level etc.). No more troubles with the most desirable Duolingo functionality! Cheers!

September 6, 2016

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

On the other hand Duo could simply disable immersion. I am trying lang-8 and tandem exchange assuming that Duo is going to pull the plug on immersion.

September 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

And if Duo has been doing an A/B test regarding immersion this practice is less than cooperative with Duo.

September 6, 2016

[deactivated user]

    I don't think they are. It's been said over and over they are moving away from immersion because it wasn't generating enough money and there as also the issue with the EU regarding it as unpaid labor and therefore against EU labor protections (that'd why it's restricted for EU citizens).

    On the topic of unpaid labor and Duo's business model that depends heavily on using unpaid labor to avoid liability, Duo ain't paying us to cooperate with their A/B testing so any circumventing of them that doesn't conflict with the user service agreement is allowable. And I for one come here to learn a language, not defend Duo's faulty, myopic technocratic business model.

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/HackedAcct

    If unpaid labour is against EU labour protections then why are there so many moderators and course creators from the EU?

    I agree with you about finding ways around the A/B test as I feel most of these A/B tests are simply a nuisance. And the Immersion test is ridiculous, they need to either ❤❤❤❤ or get off the pot on that one.

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

    Duolingo doesn't generate income by selling courses or moderation, therefore they cannot be regarded as unpaid labour. It did, however, generate income by selling immersion translations, which is why it fell foul of E.U. regulations in this sphere.
    If, for example, Duolingo were to start charging for access to volunteer-made courses, then the creators of these would probably be regarded as having performed unpaid labour under E.U. law.

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/HackedAcct

    Interesting. Memrise uses volunteers and they charge. Are they violating EU law?

    September 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161

    I hadn't heard about the issue with unpaid labour before. But surely immersion would be classed as voluntary work? Is it true that non-EU citizens still get immersion? The impression I've had from comments is that no new Duo users are getting it. What do people out there think?

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/mikustosz

    Oh please... A/B tests 2 years after stopping the support for immersion? Do you really believe they are testing anything?

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

    Since there are A/B tests with names like "web_no_immersion_experiment" (I don't remember off the top of my head if that's the exact name), yes I do.

    September 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Koopafro

    Do you know if a similar add-on exists for Firefox ?

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/mikustosz

    For now there isn't. But if you like I could try to do a similar add-on on Firefox :)

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Koopafro

    If it isn't too much of a bother, that'd be really helpful ^^ I already have add-ons for Duolingo installed on Firefox, so moving to Chrome isn't a really appealing option.

    September 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/XP_Lord

    YOU ARE AWSOME (I was working on a user script but... this is better)

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/alahaha1

    AMAZING!! this is the best feature of duolingo that i was looking forward to use but couldn't. Thank you!!

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/gt5364e

    Oh man you are my hero! Have a lingot.

    September 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhondabook1

    lovely- just lovely. although i still can't do what ever "in depth" just yet

    September 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/pewpewpew555

    Great app! Thanks.

    September 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jackduolingo

    Funcionou!!!! Obrigada heim!

    November 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SterneDog

    Hm... I tried to activate the chrome extension, but nothing changed at all. Maybe I didn't do it right? It says I added it.... but no change. :(

    January 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    Did you lost Immersion in the past 2-3 days? If so it's due to a (more or less) 1 week old bug. This 4 months old extension isn't to fix that recent bug but to go against Duolingo choice (done due to Duo's own agenda) to not give Immersion to everyone. Hence it's normal that installing t doesn't solve the current issue.

    January 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SterneDog

    Oh... yeah that might be it. I had the Immersion section before - now it is inexplicably gone. I can't say if it was within the past 2-3 days it disappeared because I have not been on the main website during that time... only had time to use the app on my phone recently. But it is possible....

    I wonder if there is any chance that this "bug" will be fixed?

    January 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    About this current issue, see the Support pages or this existing discussion which is currently the top-discussion in the default tab(*) of the Troubleshooting forum(**).
    In order to "concentrate" all discussions about this issue in one discussion (the one linked), I'll close yours.

    (*)default tab = “Popular” tab
    (**) in English


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    1. start looking in the Support Pages if there is no solution described. If not,
    2. read the last days new messages (so scroll down a few pages of the forum) in the Troubleshooting forum (so "New" tab) to see if no one has already started a discussion about the same issue. If nothing there, try the "Popular" tab of same forum. If still nothing there,
    3. post your question in the Troubleshooting forum.
    January 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SterneDog

    Thank you, kindly!

    January 19, 2017
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