No speaking exercises in the web app

I'm doing French, Russian and German and in my Androind app I have some speaking exercises (since I've chosen to have them in the settings), but not while working on my notebook in the web app. And I can't find where to allow them :-(. Any advice, please?

January 3, 2019


Thanks, but the problem is I can't turn the microphone on, there's no such a choice for me :-(. I've tried in Vivaldi and Firefox, it's the same. Maybe I should somewhere enable Duolingo to use mic, but I'm not able to find where :-(. My microphone works well, I've tried in a recording app and it's OK.

January 3, 2019


I've tried in Vivaldi and Firefox

1. Check that you are using Google Chrome. Microphone exercises only work on Chrome.

January 4, 2019

Now I'm using Chrome (just for Duolingo). Microphone is turned on (and it's working for other applications in my comp), but I still don't get any speaking exercises in web based Duolingo :-(.

March 29, 2019

Did you make sure to give duolingo the permission to use the mic on your browser? To check that on Firefox, try this:

  • Right-click a blank area of duolingo's course page, and choose View Page Info, then click the Permissions tab.

  • Scroll down to Use the Microphone. If the permission level is set to Always Ask, uncheck the Use default box, then change the permission to Allow.

  • Close the dialog box and refresh the page or restart the browser to see if it works.

January 4, 2019

I feel like I was really stupid, but I can't find “View Page Info” after right-clicking a blank area of Duolingo's course page in Firefox (as well as in Vivaldi) :-(.

January 4, 2019

You should see it (or an option phrased differently but referring to the page info) on the pop-up menu that appears when you right-click on the blank area of the page:

Duolingo course homepage, showing the pop-up menu that includes "View Page Info" option highlighted in blue.

January 4, 2019

Thanks a lot. I've managed to find this setting in Firefox (not in Vivaldi, which is my default browser), allowed using mic without asking, restarted FF, and I still can't see this option in Duolingo :-(.

January 4, 2019

"View Page Info" is not a choice when I right-click on a blank area of a page for me either. Is there a way to enable that? And if so, how?

I tried different sites and on none of them does the pop-up menu display "view page info".

May 2, 2019
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