https://www.duolingo.com/yourdad165

How does a streak freeze work?

I just want to know how it works so I don't waste my lingots. Does it only use it if I don't play for a day?

Thank you in advance for any replies I get, I love the app.

4 years ago

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dreamer71

Yes, if you purchase the streak freeze, then it's there until you miss a day. If you don't miss a day, then it remains in limbo, waiting for the day you need it.
You can only have one streak freeze available at a time, so if you miss two consecutive days, then your streak is over.
Once I had a rough weekend and missed Saturday's practice entirely, using my streak freeze. On Sunday evening, I signed in, purchased another streak freeze, and started my practice... then fell asleep before completing it. Woke up at just after midnight (making it Monday) and finished my practice. It used my streak freeze for Sunday and counted my practice as being on Monday.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TKElliott
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You are correct.

Apparently the thing to do is to buy it in advance so that it sits there until one day when you forget to practice, or you can't get to a computer, and it will save your streak for just that one day. And once it's done, then it's used up and you have to buy another one (if you want one).

As far as I know, it doesn't work for more than one day, so you can't, for example, blow a thousand lingots on streak freezes and then go on an extended holiday.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yourdad165

Thank you for replying, it seems wise to buy one in advance and I appreciate your help.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yoshibrophy

hahaha!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samuel.nazaroff

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michele810038

I have just lost 178 day streak as it was my birthday and I got home after midnight - too late to do my daily French! I didn't understand how the the streakfreeze works and traded my lingots now hoping to use it so as not to lose the streak but It seems I would have had to use it before I missed a day! I was asked if I wanted to save my streak by paying $14.99 and said no as I thought I could use my streak freeze. Oh well! I hope I am not too demotivated by this!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feketebirka

sadly you cannot apply it backwards :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/norabora23

And, BOY, do I wish I had known this before! Info on HOW the Streak Freeze feature works would have been VERY helpful! I lost my 33-day streak and was so angry I quit Duolingo for nearly a month. :-( Just now jumping back in with a pre-bought Streak Freeze.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crseaquist

After you quit for a month how long did it take for you to restore you skills to full strength?

I am about to go to France for three weeks and so my French will hopefully improve but I do not expect to have access to Duolingo and was wondering how bad I will suffer in the Duolingo-game.

It is funny but it really has become a game. I wonder if my French is actually being helped? Could some of the people at level 20 or above comment on how Doulingo helps them improve even at that level?

In any case I guess I will pre-buy Streak Freeze. Thanks for the help.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lallyer

Yeah I have 235 lingots but didn't know I had to buy them beforehand for a streakfreeze and lost a 76 day streak. I couldn't find instructions on mobile app and only googled on computer the day after I missed a day so it's too late and I'm starting over. The thing about missing a day is it's not usually planned in advance. It's crazy how mad I am at duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sayilswtor

Yeah, happened to me as well. Really annoying. =(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FGryphius
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Same here :-( happened just yesterday!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yoshibrophy

i got 1 lingot for getting a 10 day streak! for the first time!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sonny325668

Something similar happened to me, so I lost a long streak and also quit for a month. It's weird how discouraging it is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dwcouch

I lost a streak too. It made me so mad I quit for a year and a half! Now I'm back with a vengance. And I've also made sure the streak is not such a big deal... Though I am on day 21 now and have a streak freeze equipped.

I came here looking to see if it stays equipped until used. And to see if used, does it also work for wagers?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/im_Jittery.

If you get Duolingo Plus you get one free streak repair every month.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pdusek
pdusek
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I am afraid a bit that having the streak saver I would use it rather than doing my lessons. Just because of I am too lazy, you know..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SomeDuckInASuit

I know this is an old thread but a word of advice to everyone - ALWAYS have streak freeze activated. A few days ago one of my practices must not have registered with the app/website, or some other thing must have happened, so if I didn't have it on freeze I would have lost my streak.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnHGambo

I have had the same experience lately, that I don't know whether a practice has been recorded or not. One evening I know that I did two lessons to get to my daily quota, but a few days later I noticed that nothing had been registered for that day at all. Yesterday I remember doing one lesson, but when I came back later to do another my daily quota had already been filled up. So it's not consistent.

I wish there was a log we could check for exactly when a practice was done/registered with Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SomeDuckInASuit

That'd be great, I'm really paranoid now that I'll lose my streak (After I finish my practice today it'll be 50 days).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyVu17

by itself

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andrew802553

lol

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piskrena
piskrena
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Does the weekend amulet also stay equipped until the day/weekend you need it or do you lose it after each weekend?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliaROSEspeidel

after eaach weekend

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuolingoGroup10

so you are correct,too

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliaROSEspeidel

ok, all these were very helpful, thank you

2 months ago
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