Bring Back the Bots!
I noticed that the option for chatting with bots disappeared with the new crown system. This was one of my favorite features! Any ideas if they will be brought back?
I told all my students to use them to practise for their speaking exams just to get more used to the sound of their own voice speaking the foreign language. And now they're gone! :o(
For Duolingo Product Management:
Bots were the sole reason I chose Duolingo over any other alternative. Now they are gone. I am abandoning Duolingo and I am recommending others do as well.
Bots are/were a cool feature, and I'm here because I was wondering what happened to them, too - but there's no need to abandon Duolingo or sully their name over it. The bots probably represented less than 1% of the value/content of any given DL course. Do you realize that they have since implemented the stories (click "Labs" above to access) on the website version which contain VASTLY more content than the bots, and essentially a similar type of interaction (i.e. it's scripted). In any case, far better than the primitive scripted bots is talking to real native speakers on Tandem or similar apps anyway. Chances are this feature will re-emerge in the future with a lot of the annoying bugs worked out.
NOT GONE FOREVER!!!!!
Can I get a Amen?
Hi, this is the French forum, for getting help with French grammar, vocabulary, resources, etc. Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "French" to "Troubleshooting"? That way it won't clutter up the French forum, and the answers you get might help others who look in Troubleshooting for answers to the same thing.
When there is a new glitch attracting a lot of attention, we moderators generally try to find the original post and steer folks towards it so staff can get all the info in one place: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26849253