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

Is there a way to stop the Duolingo Owl from popping up during my lessons?

I assume s/he is meant to be encouraging, but I find it more of a distraction and annoyance. I didn't see any settings to remove the Owl, and I hope I'm not stuck with it permanently.

September 15, 2017

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

The setting is labelled "motivational messaging". Presumably "motivational" is a mistranslation of some word meaning "in the way".

September 15, 2017

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

I can't find 'Motivational Messenging' or any similar listing in my Settings.

September 16, 2017

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

Hmmm. Are you looking in the setting on your phone, or through the website? They only appear on the phone.

...and I found that setting on my Android phone. Are you using an Android device, or an Apple one?

September 16, 2017

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

Ah, that's the problem - I'm using an iPad. I'm surprised the Owl-suppression feature is only enabled on Android devices.

September 16, 2017

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

Thank you. This will save me one much time. I turned off sound effects too and it's so much quicker now.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John884703

I find the owl extremely annoying on the ipad and can't find any way to get rid of it.

October 5, 2017

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

It's probably an A/B test to see if it is motivating or not so it maybe permanent or not depending on the results of their testing.

September 15, 2017

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

I think you're probably right, the owl has only just started appearing on the ipad app for me. I rather like it, but I can see why you might not.

September 17, 2017

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

It also pops up on my iPhone since a few days back. Getting 5 correct answers in a row is not such a big achievement when I'm only strengthening old material, is it?

September 21, 2017

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

No I don't suppose so.

September 23, 2017

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

I like the Owl...

September 16, 2017
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