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Why do I still have lingots and other people have gems?

Why do I still have lingots and other people have gems?

August 10, 2017



When I use the regular web version I have lingots ; when I use the App version I have gems. The number I have of these on each version is completely different/ unrelated though everything else pretty much crosses over such as days streak and completed tree, etc. ( though my " fluency percentage" is 1 percent higher on the App version (?) )


I've been told that gems are the new lingots for the new update on iOS devices, but I'm not 100% sure.

Lingots are still on the Android devices, that's all I know.

Now, when gems are going to take over android devices, too, and replace lingots for good, I don't really know. But I think on the website for both iOS and android, they're still lingots.

So I don't know why they changed lingots to gems on the iOS.. but they might get changed to them for good in time.

If someone knows more about this, please comment/correct me. X)

I must rather prefer lingots, though. They're "homemade" and what make Duolingo so unique. :)


Gems are the monetary unit of the updated iOS app. However, thankfully, it still remains as lingots on the Japanese course. As far as I am aware, they do not intend to actually convert all mediums to gems, and I think it would be a major mistake if they did. But I don't believe you have anything to worry about. =)


Because you are the lucky one in the IOS A/B group testing ;)


Lingots are far much better than gems. If you want to buy streak freeze, you have to pay 500 gems whereas in lingots, you have to pay only 10. Even I have lingots and only the people having ios are having gems....my father's account has been turned into gems!!


This is confusing. Me and 3 others friends got Duolingo. One had been on for months already. We both still have lingots. the other two have had it for a bit more than a week and have gems. One of them is on Andriod and has gems. Visible Confusion.

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