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Microphone

I have noticed that, although the microphone is set to on and I have flash installed, that it no longer loads in Duolingo. The microphone and flash works in other situations. The only change I have made is to upgrade to Sierra on my mac. I use Safari and don't want to download another browser due to space issues on my Mac Air. Is there anything else I can try besides downloading a new browser?

1 year ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

Sounds like something I read about a new Web API, let me look...

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23099431

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23099431

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Web_Speech_API

Looks like you need Chrome or Firefox.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TammyLynn

Thank you. Your answer is very helpful.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TammyLynn

It worked! Thanks, again! Danke.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_
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Speaking exercises on the new website only work on browsers that support the Web Speech API, the most popular being Chrome. Unfortunately, the old speech system was outdated and a load on our system. If you use the Chrome browser, you will get speaking exercises again.

Features under consideration:
Speaking exercises for browsers that do not support the Web Speech API

For more information, see the following article: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002969903

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.yarnell

Thanks for the info. I'll switch to Chrome.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasKn748123

I have the newest Android app, and I also use Duolingo mobile version in Chrome on my phone, and I never get any speaking exercises in either. Why is that? If I use my desktop computer, I get it, but then it's useless to me since my desktop doesn't have a mic (which, obviously, my phone does). In my settings in the app, there is no setting for "Speaking exercises". In the settings in the browser, "Microphone" is turned on.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.yarnell

Seems like this is a new "feature" that came along with the latest web version upgrade (ads). I have not been offered the chance to use the mic since this upgrade. I checked my preferences, and the mic is enabled.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P.S7A0

As of September 19, 2017 the duolingo.com microphone works when using the chrome browser. Thanks duolingo.com for your efforts to bring the correction to reality.

1 year ago