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Help test the Duolingo Bots in English!

Gain early access and help us improve Duolingo's new Bots for English learners! If you're an English learner or speaker, we'd love your help to improve our conversations with the Bots.

All you need is an iOS device, a few minutes and passion for Duolingo. :)

Sign up to become a Duolingo Alpha Tester or share with friends!

April 25, 2017

52 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

Dang, no Android? What's up with that?

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelpfulDuo

Sorry, not yet, but we do hope to offer Bots on more platforms in the future! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

Ok. Kudos to the Duo Bots Team!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Just put Bots on Android and the website! There's no difficulty if you've already made them...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

You kinda have to remake them for each new platform. Android development can be complicated, not to mention the fact that you have to make sure it works for all the web browsers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

I'm willing to test functionality on several browsers...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

My point was that just because you've made for one platform doesn't mean you can't just plop it down on a different platform.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

But still, if multiple devices can use Duolingo, they should all have the same features.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/victoriaxl40

Hello HelpfulDu I want bots in the website, please


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amanda663653

Yes! Android PLEASE!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sodette123

I actually have a question about how much alpha testing you can take on at once. I am already a Japanese course alpha tester. Does this imply that I cannot sign up for the alpha for English bots, or is there no limit as to how much you can alpha test at once?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelpfulDuo

You are more than welcome to join several alpha testing programs at once :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sodette123

Great, thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neon_Iceberg

And if you are not an iOS user, you can write to people in a language you are learning on a chat on YouTube

Just go on YouTube, write your request, than choose "Filters", than "Live", the chat will be there at the right side of the screen.

For example: Say "Hello" to the world =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtU_mdL2vBM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzMQza8xZCc


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SportsOcean

I would love to sign up, however I would like to know about how long "a few minutes" is? It wouldn't be half an hour, would it? I am pretty busy with schoolwork, sports, and other activities - but I always have time for Duo to do a lesson of a skill or two.

Thanks for all help!!! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vc120

Okay, I signed up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/happysmash27

Why do all the beta features seem to be on IOS? IOS devices are much much harder to get than a cheap Android phone or a cheap PC, and PCs are even available at many libraries...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0R0USH

Because most users use smartphones and android phones have a lot of hardware and software differences in comparison to apple. apple is more homogenous so its easy to establish apps on that platform first.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davriol

I signed up! (Anything to help Duo)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchFireBird

How soon do you think I will get a reply for signing up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Enchom

I signed up. Hopefully bots spread to more languages and more platforms soon. I haven't had the chance to speak with one yet, but if made correctly they sound like an awesome way to practice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

Thank you for letting me become an Alpha tester. There is nothing more after chatting with the bots? Will the things I did in the English course disappear for me except the XP's I got?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Getv4

I am a English (therefore being fluent) and thus signed up. So, what I am wondering is where will I find the "Bots" that are to test.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fillmoe

I'm having fun with the bots! In one conversation duo offered me a job. I said no, Soy jubilada Duo ignored me and said, in his best Spanish, of course, See you Monday!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FelizFeliceFelix

Can I join HelpfulDuo??????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shreyachou11

im learning spanish but i really am dumbstruck by the amount of initiation and hardwork duolingo applies for the learners . thank you ! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunsybun1809

i have recently joined and am enjoying it but i want to know how to earn lingots more quickly


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Balamcat

The best answer: practice a lot. You can also wage lingot bets, where you put in five and get back ten if you practice every day that week.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenCopeland

Is it possible to do it online?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FelizFeliceFelix

Can I join the English bots alpha testing?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yourbuddy_

Will you need to be far enough in another [language] to English course to use these bots? I am a native speaker of English, but the only other language I speak is Bengali and so far there's no Bengali to English course. Since I know that the bots are completely in the foreign language, how will I be able to access them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lemacaron

I'm a native English speaker, and I'd love to help out!

Do I just sign up and download the app?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/autumn.hro

Will there be Polish bots? I saw it on my app (when doing German), but haven't tried them out yet ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YagoYoga

i also signed up or it but don't know if it's on the computer?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaigeTheMage

I just signed up but how do I help test it? I'm native to English btw.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam_auriga

When can we expect this on Android??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth165082

I signed up I am a native english speaker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FSCYoutube

when will you add a danish bot?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/douglasbalieiro

I'd like the Bots was also available for Android users, as soon as possible. Thank you so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chiara933504

great idea ill help it'll make learning English easier it helped me with Spanish!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlinaC26

How do you get to Bots on the computer? I can access on iPhone, but not on computer! :'(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidwalters

I am a native English speaker. I would really like to help develop the bot for English Language Learners. I completed the form and hope to hear from you soon. I currently teach ESL in Canada


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaya2016

Are there ever going to bots online?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaya2016

There should be bots online


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaya_McManus

How does it work? Will we get and email when we sign up?I have already signed up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniella.j2

sorry to tell you the bots were tested, put out on the iOS app then promptly scrapped. :( they were fun whilst it lasted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hafizen

Should this thread be scrapped or frozen? I mean, the bot testing phase has concluded, yes? If not, let me know. I'd like to sign up. Thanks!

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