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https://www.duolingo.com/AldenDavidson

I really like Duo's new motivational support on mobile

On mobile there's a new feature where Duo will occasionally pop up in the middle of the lesson and give you feedback/motivation, saying stuff like "Three in a row, great work!" or "Looks like you had a little trouble there, keep at it!"

While it's just a silly little cosmetic change, I find it pretty funny and love seeing Duo (in his sweet Chinese dragon costume) more often around the app.

tl;dr I just wanted to post here (and maybe someone from the DuoLingo team will see it) saying how much I really like the new motivational Duo feature.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

HATE it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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Me too. But I'm not into the whole gamify thing, when I do play computer games I turn the sound off so I don't hear the fake cheery voice saying good job. It interrupts my groove in the language I'm learning. Maybe if the speech bubble were in the target language?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

I don't think putting it in target language would help. It's to short to improve your grasp of the language. It also appears so often it's pointless really six in a row? I'm used to missing at most two in the whole exercise, half of the time it's none. Duo has the data they could congratulate on a new streak or completing an exercise perfectly for the first time

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AldenDavidson

That's a good point, those do seem like more important (and more rewarding) milestones to hit.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AldenDavidson

Hmm, I've never heard any voice or anything, I just get Duo popping up and a little speech bubble. I can see how that would be incredibly annoying.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oritteropo1
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I'm deliberately not upgrading the iphone app to v5.0.10 in the hopes of avoiding this change.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dlhgl
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I downgraded the Android app (glad I had a backup of a previous version) because again and again it interrupted the learning experience, which was frustrating. So I am hoping very much they will remove this change or at least make it optional.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AldenDavidson

Good news! In case you didn't know, they've recently added a toggle in the settings to disable the motivational messages if you want. I'm not sure about iPhone, since I use Android, but I assume they've added it there too.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dlhgl
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Thanks for telling me :-)

9 months ago