https://www.duolingo.com/atlrl

Surprise Announcement

What was the surprise that Duolingo announced on twitter for this week?

Was it the duolingo plus thing?

October 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

Actually, nobody knows, but there could be many options like: Duolingo Plus, Chinese, Klingon, who knows?

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann

With the "tones" hint in the announcement I'm betting on a full release of Mandarin. Its a bit strange though since it has only been in alpha testing for about a week.

Or we could get really lucky and they'll announce plans to build a Cantonese course as well! :D

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

Twitter is more for their external-facing communications. They wouldn't use it to announce something entering the Incubator (like Cantonese).


If I remember correctly, didn't this:

Get ready to learn about lots of new “characters” on Duolingo. ;)

https://twitter.com/duolingo/status/852545261704556545

... ended up being this:

Surprise... we’re finally building a Japanese course! It’ll be ready in one month. Click here to get notified

https://twitter.com/duolingo/status/855078410854567936

(I think Japanese was in alpha at the time)

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeiferB

Or we could get super duper uber lucky and get bots on the web, a desktop app, and a full release of Chinese.

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/atlrl

Ok I see. So there is still hope of it being something nice.

October 26, 2017

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

Probably it is a new "Android clubs" feature: write/post a comment - with a free typing textbox.

I saw this new club feature (as club admin) today the first time with the latest Android app version...but never before.

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

The surprise was the official announcement of Chinese coming soon.

October 28, 2017
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