https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

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!

-Woof.....

September 27, 2017

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rumnraisin

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.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NoNoEsImposible

It's quite possible that they have removed them, but if you look on the status page you will see that there were "Elevated Error Rates" a few hours ago.

I don't know if the problem is related, but it is a possibility.

Hope this helps! =)

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Thank you! :)

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

It looks like everything is now back up. Yay!

September 28, 2017

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    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/LeiferB

    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jbariteau

    Yeah,same with me!!!

    September 27, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Hopefully they will tell us what's going on here soon. :(

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      Hopefully. I really don't want this to be taken away permanently.

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lolp3633

      aaaaaahhhhhhhhh you're right!!!!! there's friends to be made and no way to make them!!!

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/dancepointe

      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.

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Tht1FndmsFreak

      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...

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/smack_bro_17

      mines doing it too so it isnt your computer.... its a problem on duolingos side

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

      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... ^^;

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      XD

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

      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. ^^

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Yup! And I followed you back.

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellamariet

      Hi what exactly are you guys complaining about?

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      When we press on someone's profile, there is no follow button.

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

      Is this still happening to anyone? Please let us know.

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Not anymore, but thank you! Do you know what happened? :)

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      Nope!

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/SergeFarside

      yes, it's still happening

      June 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      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!

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Exactly the same here!

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      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?

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Yes! At least Immersion and Activity had good reasons for removal, but I've never heard of problems with following other people!

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      Neither have I. And why the bios, locations and names, too? AFAIK they weren't doing any harm.

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlett_Lucian

      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.

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Olja.
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      Same here, I just noticed it :-(

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      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.

      September 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

      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!

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/SergeFarside

      @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.

      June 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ALeason

      Same thing here. Wonder what is happening.

      September 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellamariet

      me too

      September 28, 2017
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