https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5

How To: Check Which Website Version You Have.

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As you probably already know, a new, faster version of Duolingo is being rolled out. Here is how to find out if you're already on it or not.

Method 1:

The easiest way to check is to look at the top bar. If you still have a button labeled "Activity", you are still on the old website. If that button is not there, you're on the new version.

  • The red bar shows the activity button and is, therefore, the old version.
  • The blue bar does not have the activity button and therefore the new version.

NOTE: The colour of the bar is not relevant, what matters is the presence (or absence) of the "Activity" tab.

This can be affected by A/B Tests! To be absolutely certain, use Method 2!


Method 2:

Some accounts never had the "Activity" tab even on the old website, this was due to an A/B test. If this is the case for you, you'll need to use this option to determine if you have the new version.

First, click the "Home" button in the navigation bar (This step is important!)

Now click the notification bell. Notice where the notification box appears

The OLD version looks like this: OLD The NEW version looks like: NEW


Everyone should be getting the new version "within the next several weeks".

For more info on the new version, click here!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Pretty cool! I'm surprised that there were no lingots donated when I arrived. I'm noticing that more often. When people put effort into informing us of these kinds of things and creating this sort of guide, they used to get more lingots in recognition of their services. What I've donated isn't much, but, I hope it is a small clue that I appreciate what you've put together here. Thanks! ^_^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
michael.di5
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Thanks, Usagi!

What I've donated isn't much

On the contrary! You've been more than generous! Thank you!

I appreciate the work you do as a moderator every day! (I'd like to extend that to all mods and contributors.)

You all do wonderful work here and it really shows!

Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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O.O I didn't donate all 80. I only donated 15-20. Looks like a lingot fairy swooped in after me. :)

Thank you for the kind words. As volunteers, we do what we can as time allows. We really care about Duolingo and the community. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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Don't worry, I saw the post after your comment, I won't give you all the credit. ;p I know how much you donated and my statement remains true!

But you did start the lingot-giving trend on this post, it just needed a little push.

I'm glad there are people like you out there keeping this site safe and sustainable! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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How do I get the new version?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
michael.di5
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You just have to wait until it's rolled out to you. Everyone will get the new site "within the next several weeks".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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"If that button is not there, you're on the new version" or your under the old one but already didn't have the Activity tab before.

No?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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If you didn't have the tab before and have a fairly new account, you've probably always had the new version.

If you didn't have one before but have an old account, then you were likely in an A/B test. I'm not sure if they have all "Activity" related A/B tests turned off now that Activity is gone. If they have been ended, I suppose everyone on the old site will now have the "Activity" tab.

This is just the info I have from karint, the one who created the recent announcement. This is what she suggested.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Would you want me to link this post there, or should I repost option 2 in the comment? (Reposting would take up a lot of space from the images, but if that's okay with you, I don't mind doing it.)

I suggest the following with those new smaller images. ;)

Skills' page in the OLD version are organized like this:

Skills' page in the NEW version are organized like:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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That's much better, thanks! I've posted it! ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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I will replace option 2 with the notification method mentioned by karint. It seems to be a good visual method without A/B test dependency.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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This is just the info I have from karint, the one who created the recent announcement. This is what she suggested.

Yep, I know: I'm the one who asked her about "How To Determine Which Website Version One Has.". ;)
But she said "indication" which I understand as "hint", not "proof/confirmation".

I'm not sure if they have all "Activity" related A/B tests turned off now that Activity is gone.

No, they didn't. Hence my remark. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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I've updated the post with an option that works for those people.

I knew it was you who asked, however, I assumed she would have addressed that if that were still the case. But you are right, there are still accounts with no "Activity" tab on the old version. Option 2 should be fool proof.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Thx for sharing option 2, it's better than karint's suggestion. ;)
Would you mind sharing this way to check in karint's post, answering to my question? If you don't want, would you mind I share it there (with credit to you, of course)?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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Would you want me to link this post there, or should I repost option 2 in the comment? (Reposting would take up a lot of space from the images, but if that's okay with you, I don't mind doing it.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oscar921110

Why does the red bar show WaterPolyglot's avatar and name?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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When I took the shot, a discussion with him in it was loaded, the bar being transparent allowed it to show through. I can upload a new shot though ;)

Edit: Updated image, his username and avatar are no longer in it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Danke!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
michael.di5
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Gerne! I didn't intentionally include that, and only noticed after uploading. Sorry about that!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Nah, it's fine.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aline-Sousa-S2

ı have blue bar and also activity too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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It's not the colour of the bar that matters, just whether or not you have the "Activity" button.

I've edited the post to reflect that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Do you know when all the users will be getting the new version?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.di5
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Fairly soon. All I know is all users will have it "within the next several weeks". You could get it tomorrow, or three weeks from now.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Ok, thanks. I hope I get it tomorrow, though. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

no you don't. well i don't know what you want, but i sure with I had the old one! not trying to be rude ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

What wrong with the new one?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

no activity streams :( the only pro is slightly faster, no new features at all, just less features. no flash cards, no streams, no block button, boring profiles

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

No block button? What do you mean by "boring profiles"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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No block button?

Since the block button was only to prohibit the other user to write on your activity stream, with the disappearance of the Activity Stream, I guess said "block" button logically disappeared too and that it's what starboystellan is referring to.

What do you mean by "boring profiles"?

"boring" user's page, I guess.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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And to prevent notifications that they have replied to you on the board.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

That makes sense. Thank you!

1 year ago
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