https://www.duolingo.com/Mohammad.Jorjani

When does duolingo's day reset?

Hi, guys. I'm new to the website and I was wondering when does duolingo's 24 hour time span finish?

By the way, if any one from the duolingo's staff reads this, it would be great if you could add a date and time feature to the website.

September 30, 2014

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

The duolingo day resets at midnight where you were when you made your account. This never changes even if you move.

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mohammad.Jorjani

I'm not sure if I understood you fully. I created my account in Iran. Does that mean duolingo automatically syncs my account's time with Iran's?

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Yes. Your day will reset based on midnight in Iran.

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mohammad.Jorjani

Thank you so much. And I was wondering do you mind If I asked you questions about Spanish whenever I was really stuck?

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling

I’ve observed that it resets for me around midnight UTC, although my computer is not set to UTC.

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Unfortunately, you computer settings don't affect your duolingo day. It is set by your timezone you are in when you first make your account and does not change.

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling

Are you stating that Duolingo uses my IP address to establish which timezone I’m in? (If I’d used a proxy to create the account, then it must use the location of the proxy.)

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Probably.
I think you can find your timezone by right clicking the web page and viewing page source. Then do a search for 'timezone' (although I've never had a confirmation from duolingo on this).
It has been confirmed by duolingo staff though that once your timezone is set, it cannot be changed.

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling

The HTML source of this page shows my timezone as being “Etc/UTC”, which is neither my timezone nor my computer’s timezone. If I’d created my Duolingo account while travelling abroad, then I might prefer the possibility of being able to specify my “Duolingo timezone”. (The UTC setting works well for me, so I have no desire to change it.)

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Something else I thought of, the graph on your homepage does use your local computer time, so it can appear as if you gaining points for one day when you may actually be not.
The green checkmark, however, does sync with the global clock. So, if you have a green checkmark, you have met your streak requirement for the day.
Did you use a proxy when you first signed up for duolingo? I wonder if that's why you are set to an odd timezone.
(I have to assume they use IP address to set your timezone)

October 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling

Another possibility is that they rely upon JavaScript to obtain timezone information; I only activate JavaScript on an as-needed basis.

October 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/platipenguin

For anyone who stumbled on this in the distant future like myself, it looks like DuoLingo may have fixed this! I recently changed timezones dramatically, but after I reset the timezone on my computer, DuoLingo updated both my streak information and daily xp right at midnight local time (i.e. not midnight at the timezone where I initially created my account).

So for anyone with an awesome streak who's traveling abroad, grab yourself a streakfreeze on the day you leave, and just be sure to change your computer's time to match the local time. You should be golden!

May 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vivid.illusion

Thanks for the update, just wandered here in search for this exact information :)

December 30, 2016
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