https://www.duolingo.com/CarterDavisUK

All benefits of Duolingo Plus

Hello, Recently, I have been considering getting Duolingo Plus because it removes advertisements and personally, I like Duolingo. But, I was just wondering what all of the benefits of having ‘Plus’ are.

Thank you, Carter Davis

December 25, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

If like me you don't use the mobile apps, I think that is the only benefit.

The only other thing I think non-mobile app users get is something next to their name on their profile page and when posting in the discussions, showing they have "PLUS". This is a new thing and I've not seen it anywhere yet. Depending on what this looks like and whether there's an option to disable it, I don't know if I even want this. So this could potentially be a negative.

I think there might be some actual useful benefits to having Plus if you use the mobile apps. For me, most of the time I don't even notice the advertisements when using the website anyway. I'd be interested to know too if there're any real benefits for web users. ^^

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarterDavisUK

Thank you for the information given, I think that right now, if it only removes advertisements and gives you a little ‘Plus’ tag, I may hold back and see how it develops

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

The 12 month subscription is usually $6.67/month, which is about $80 (£60).

Currently there's a "New Year's save 40%" offer for the 12 month subscription, but this is still $5.99/month, which is $71.88 (£53.75).

Yes, I know this doesn't make sense. Duo is being rather sneaky with how it labels this as "save 40%"...

What they've done is taken the "1 month" subscription price of $9.99 and multiplied this by twelve months to get $119.88, then used this to say there's a 40% saving going on... (This isn't incorrect, but the way they've presented it doesn't seem a cool thing to do in my opinion.)

So I wouldn't necessarily rush into the 12 month subscription under the pressure to get the attractive sounding "save 40%" offer before it's gone, because it's really only a ~10% saving off the usual 12 month subscription price. ^^;

I think Plus subscription is more for people who wish to give financial support to Duolingo, rather than to really gain anything in return.

But I don't know how much Duo makes from showing me advertisements already though... Even if I have the intention to give financial support, I can't tell how much benefit to Duo there is between me paying them directly or me just keeping the ads! If there's not all that much difference either way, and since I don't really even notice the ads, then where would be the logic in me paying out £60 a year for Plus? xD

December 26, 2017

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

Have you backed up your longer text?

Be aware that it might get deleted!!

Always happens to me for threads, where complete threads are DELETED (not down-voted).

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga397893

PLUS allows you to use the app offline. This is the main reason for my subscription, apart from supporting Duolingo.

December 26, 2017

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

And do you use it personally? Tried it?

The offline function only works partly; it is not a real standalone mode. e.g No strengthen exercises can be done.

I would have been allowed to download 3+2 or 2+3 skills on the Android app, which I have not complete, or where 2 or 3 were locked / grey.

Currently it is n o t a complete 100% offline mode.

Not to mention all the bugs with app upgrades, lesson/skill re-downloads and missing "one global download button".

Check out all IOS Troubleshooting threads from TheDeeplyBroken (broken sound, app updates, re-downloads per skill, etc.).

December 26, 2017
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