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

How to contact other DL members

Hello. Previously we all had a wall where we could chat with others duolingers. I have understood that the walls have been closed when the servers has been changed : the cost was too high at this time for DL. Is there still a way to contact other members we are following or who are following us. Il thought to write my email adresse in my profil but it is not a great solution... Thanks for your help.

November 19, 2017

11 Comments


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

It actually is quite sad that in order to feel like a community, members have to go to third party websites/apps to connect with each other. It makes it difficult to re-acquaint and motivate yourself to use Duolingo.

I'm not sure if anyone has bothered to make one or if any of the old regulars of Duo are around: but a discord server to hang out with everyone would be awesome.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Please remember to always put into place internet safety practices. I've created this small bit that I hope everyone will read. It doesn't cover everything you need to know, but, it's a place to start from: Internet safety practices

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

totally agree. I am hanging in here while I hope some way of forming community will come back at some point.

November 19, 2017

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

There is a Duolingo Wiki

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

The only way I see for now is to connect FB account with Duo account and access each other's profiles, and talk from there :) But I recommend doing it only if you're very close on Duo already, or at least make side profile on FB, not your main ones, and connect those ones with Duo.

November 19, 2017

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

Some of us don't have and don't want Facebook accounts. It is bizarre how DL prohibits sharing personal information here whilst so painlessly facilitating its outsourcing to Facebook.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

I agree with that. It had activity thread before, but it has been taken down. There is Clubs function over the app, but not on the web. With the Clubs you could make a Club and speak with fellow duolingoers over there, as well as compete in language learning, gaining XP.

If you want that feature on PC, I recommend downloading BlueStacks and activating Duolingo with it. https://www.bluestacks.com/

November 19, 2017

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

An IRC chatroom or some such has never been discussed? Could be a more flexible solution.

November 19, 2017

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

+1

December 28, 2018

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

I also miss the wall feature, but I understand them removing it...both in terms of a cost / load issue, and in terms of users' privacy (i.e. users who don't WANT to interact with people).

The best bet is probably to put public social media contacts or a website in your profile. I recommend against putting your email address in public on the internet, because it can be harvested by spammers.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roselleg1

That’s a big issue for me too. The people who used to be in my group always communicated. Now these are just random people in our new groups.

June 29, 2019
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