https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasz302

Bug on speaking exercises

I have been using Duolingo to learn Spanish and Dutch, and I have been enjoying it overall.

But I noticed a bug, which has started happening about a week ago. On the exercises which say "Click the microphone and say..." and require me to say something, I click the microphone, and it marks me wrong immediately, before I have a chance to say anything.

Can anything be done about this?

September 5, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pan.Daniel

There's an article here that might help. Or you could also try asking in the Troubleshooting Forum. I really hope you can fix your issue! Good luck :-)

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Mobile app?

Web? Chrome browser?

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasz302

I am using Chrome 60 on OS X. FYI I disabled all my extensions and I'm running into the same problem.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

At the moment you need to start talking on the same time as you press the microphone button.
When Duolingo is missing a word (red instead of green), you need to repeat the sentence immediately untill all words are green.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasz302

I tried starting to talk at exactly the instant that I press the button (or as close as I can do it) and it doesn't work.

For most of the time that I've been using Duolingo (since 2014), until about a week or 2 ago, I could start talking up to half a second after clicking the button, or maybe more, and it would work fine.

I think this change is a bug that should be fixed.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

Please, send a bug report via the Duolingo Help Center web page
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug-

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasz302

I reported the bug. Thanks for the advice.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasz302

I tried the speaking exercises today and they seem to work fine.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethD.2

This happens to me too, but only occasionally (I would estimate it about one out of five questions). If this is happening to you on every speaking question I would suggest that you report it as a bug. Good luck.

September 5, 2017
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