https://www.duolingo.com/luis.oliveira

Accidentally clicked Spanish by hovering mouse. How to delete language?

I know this has been said before, but I think it is very odd you can't delete a language. Is it really like this?

In my case, I was accidentally hovering my mouse over the German flag (I'm learning German) and eventually clicked Spanish without intent. Now I have a new tab for a language I do not want to learn. How is there not a button for removing?

Please Duolingo team, fix this. It seems so simple.

Edit: Let me just add that I do not know any website where any simple user action such as this one is irreversible or at least partially reversible, especially on gamification-types (such as Duolingo). It's an unnecessary limitation and a bad user experience design, in my opinion. Please don't get me wrong, Duolingo is great and I am loving being an user, but this situation has stroke me as a bad thing.

March 28, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Thanks for the feedback. Something we're working on adding.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviOnline

Please, do make sure it's not as easy as a few clicks to delete one. Nobody would like his/her language tree deleted just because the account got hacked or was being used by a family kid.

I would suggest implementing a feature to "hide" a language tab/flag first. Not only would it be easy to implement, it leaves an option open for a user if he/she changes his/her mind. Thanks!

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gotanda

Please. We need this. Thanks.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lileepadz

I second this! I spent way too long trying to figure out how to quit a language! I knew there HAD to be a way to do something so simple! A glaring annoyance in an otherwise wonderful app.

April 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chica_magnetica

i'm third. it' annoying to have language you do not learn with no opportunity to delete it.

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/grasantka

I'm going to be fourth, got exactly the same problem.

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/XxL0GANxX

do the instructions in the link below

duolingo.com/hub/how-to-delete-stuff

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