There is no ''follow'' button...
Staff, are you removing this button? I know you probably aren't reading this, but if you are, please don't!
I can not see a ''follow'' button on anyone's profile. I was trying to follow a user, and they didn't have the button on their profile. I pressed a few other profiles, and they didn't have it either. What's happening? Is this just my old computer? Or is it a bug? Thanks for your help!
I noticed this too.
Incidentally, for now, if you want you can still follow people from the home page. Go down to the bottom of the leaderboard and search for their name. Then click the option to "Add" them.
Also, the bio, location, and name are hidden for other people.
Hopefully they will tell us what's going on here soon. :(
aaaaaahhhhhhhhh you're right!!!!! there's friends to be made and no way to make them!!!
Same here! I'm hoping they didn't take it away . . . I had new followers earlier today so this is a last-few-hours thing.
It's not just you... but if you want to follow someone, you can look at their followers, go to someone on that list's profile, go through users that that particular follower is following, and then follow from there... It's complicated I know...
mines doing it too so it isnt your computer.... its a problem on duolingos side
I like how they removed the follow button, yet the block button still remains... As if anyone actually has a need to block others from posting on their activity streams... ^^;
Did you get my follow? I found out I can actually still follow people exactly the same as normal, as long as I'm on either Japanese or Korean when I do it. ^^
It's the same on mine. And the bios, names, and locations also disappeared (EDIT: I can only see my own)! Staff, please do not remove these things!
I seriously hope the staff is not removing this feature. They'd be taking the whole competitive aspect away. I really like competing with others on my leaderboard. First Immersion, then Activity, now this?
Yes! At least Immersion and Activity had good reasons for removal, but I've never heard of problems with following other people!
Neither have I. And why the bios, locations and names, too? AFAIK they weren't doing any harm.
The Follow Button really doesn't have much use since the removal of the Activity stream, but I liked reading peoples' bios! Also, I like seeing my friends' progress on the leaderboard.
Why would they remove it? I feel like Duolingo is taking a step down from where they were a year ago, but that might just be me.
I have not been able to reproduce, so if you can't see it it could be a bug. Please send a bug report via our help page with details about what you were trying to do, what device, etc. Thank you!
@vivisaurus, the bug is still there. It doesn't work in any of the browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and iOS native app as well. When you go to a persons profile, and press the "follow" button it changes the state to "following", but when you reload the page or trying to see the list of people you follow - the newly followed person is not in the list. There's a bug on your side.