Lost Duolingo Streak? Arggg, that hurts! Building a Duolingo streak takes time. And there are occasions when we suddenly find ourselves extra busy. As a result, we skip a day or two from completing our Duolingo daily goals.

Have you had the following experience? You log into Duolingo and realize with dismay that your streak number has dropped back down to zero.


But you may not have lost your streak yet. Yeah, even though it dropped to zero you still have hope. There is the possibility you may have it back. And the good news is that you could have it back without it costing you a dime.


If you have just lost your streak today, then continue reading.

Let us introduce you to our Super Hero in this post. His name is Streak Saver. He’s been finding ways how to help people maintain and restore their streaks. So you’re in good hands. He wants to share his discoveries with you.


Yes, if you have some 3D lens you can fetch them and check out Streak Saver’s logo. It’s a cool 3D logo.

Ok, ok… I get it, you have just lost a streak that has taken you a long time to build so you’re not in the mood for 3D pictures. So let’s dive right into what you came for in the first place.

Lost Duolingo Streak – Here are two ways to avoid that from happening


One of them is a preventive measure. And the other is a curative measure.

We will start explaining the preventive measure. This means purchasing a Streak Freezer (at the Duolingo Shop) before you even lost your streak. If you have already lost it, this will not work.

The curative measure is becoming a Duolingo Plus member. We will enter into details about this through this post. This can bring your streak back even though you’ve already lost it.

Duolingo Plus member:

Did you know that every Duolingo Plus member has one streak saver a month? And this streak saver comes as an additional day besides the Streak Freeze you buy at the Duolingo Shop.

And it even works for those that were not Plus members when they lost the streak. As long as they became Plus members the day they lost it.

Two examples in which you can have your streak back.

To explain how you can recover your streak we have decided to use these two examples. Let’s hope that you’re in one of them.

Here is the first example:

Let’s imagine you have had a very busy agenda lately. You have been daily completing your Duolingo goal, but one day you were not able to even log in.

A day later, you log in and your streak number is gone to zero. You hadn’t purchased a Streak Freeze from the Duolingo Shop. And please don’t go and buy it now because it won’t bring your streak back. It will only help you keep your future streaks.

Streak Freeze should be bought before you lose your streak but after you have lost it, purchasing one won’t bring it back.


So, this may be a bit disappointed. There have been Duolingo users that have gone with excitement to the Duolingo Shop. They buy the Streak Freeze, only to discover that their streak continues in zero.

But don’t worry, there is still a way to bring your streak back. Yeah!

You can become a Duolingo Plus member and your streak will be back. It’s important to mention you must become a Duolingo Plus member the day you lost the streak. If you wait for more days after you lost the steak, you will not be able to recover it. You will still receive all the other benefits of becoming a Duolingo Plus member, though.

Here is our second example:

You’re a very organized person and had seen beforehand that these days were coming. As a result, you had purchased a “Streak Freeze” at Duolingo Shop.

So one day you could not log into Duolingo and you missed that day! But you’re relaxed, you had bought ahead of time a Duolingo Freeze and it preserved your streak.

But then you weren’t able again to log into Duolingo the second day either. And finally, you rush into your Duolingo account the third day and you’re welcomed by a zero in your streak.

Don’t worry! You need to become a Duolingo Plus member that third day (again, it has to be the same day you lost the streak). And you will recover your streak.

You may be saying at this point “But you promised that restoring my streak wouldn’t cost me a dime! And since Duolingo Plus is the paid version of Duolingo, it will cost me some money after all!” And the answer is: you can still recover your streak completely free.

There are two ways you can become a Duolingo Plus member for free:

1.) The most obvious way of becoming a Duolingo Plus member is being willing to pay the fee. But if you have never been a Duolingo Plus member before, you can test drive it for free. It’s a no-brainer. You have nothing to lose and a streak to win.


2.) The second way you can become a Duolingo Plus member is by inviting a friend to join Duolingo. You can do this by giving them your “affiliate link”.

Your friend can then join through your “affiliate link”. When this happens, Duolingo grants you the Plus membership for one (1) week.

You enjoy all the benefits of being a Plus member and among them, saving your streak! And it doesn’t cost you a dime!

How do you find your Duolingo affiliate link?

You must click on your profile icon and a window will come up. In that window search for “Free Plus” and click it. A new window will appear with your “affiliate link”.


The day you need to restore your streak, contact a friend. Tell them you have a cool language platform they can join completely free. And send them your “affiliate link”. Easy, isn’t it?


Go try it! It works! Many have been lamenting that their streak is gone forever. But after checking this out they were celebrating to see their streak back!


Did you try it? Are you in the mood now to see Streak Saver’s 3D logo? Go get your 3D lens then. 🙂


Once you have your Streak back

We would like to suggest you a few things. First of all, go buy a Streak Freezer ahead of time. 😉

On May 27th, 2020 we received an email from Duolingo telling us about a new reward. To receive it, you need to meet your daily goals on Duolingo. You could then discover a Streak Freezer inside the treasure chest. So, that’s a cool way to prepare yourself too. Our second suggestion is to continue achieving your Duolingo goals.

Our third suggestion is not to limit yourself to learn a language only with Duolingo. Duolingo can only take you so far. This suggestion should not be surprising to you. Because the very founder and CEO of Duolingo, Luis von Ahn, promises this concerning his platform. We quote him referring to the realistic results any person can achieve with the platform. “Get users to a level between advanced beginner and early intermediate”. So, please use this occasion you temporarily lost your streak to your advantage. Start to explore other paths that can take you beyond the early intermediate level. Click here (or on Streak Saver’s invitation below) to check out some alternatives.



Danijel · February 24, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Hi! I’m depicted in the second example. I’m always careful of going to the Duolingo Shop and purchasing ahead of time my “Streak Freeze”. But I could not log in during the weekend and my streak had gone back to zero.

I’m glad I found your post. And did as you suggested. I must admit I was a bit skeptical. But then, voila… My streak’s back! In gratitude I thought I would come back and tell you! Thanks, it worked for me too!

    Henry · February 24, 2020 at 4:19 PM

    Hi! I’m glad you were able to have your streak back. I wish you the best as you continue learning with Duolingo.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing this works. 

Graci Lewis-Ellison · May 26, 2020 at 12:37 AM

Yes Friday or Saturday I lost my Duolingo streak and I really want to get it back.

    Jonathan Henry · May 28, 2020 at 4:35 PM


    If you lost your streak on Saturday May 23rd, then you could go by with not using Duolingo on Sunday May 24th (if you had the Streak Freezer activated). Then you could go by with not using Duolingo on Monday May 25th (if you are a Duolingo Plus member). So, on Tuesday May 26th, it’s a must to log in to Duolingo in order to retain your streak.

    I hope you’ve been able to get your streak back.

Donny · June 20, 2020 at 2:05 PM

I started using Duolingo and was excited about my streak. But I just got busy for about a week. And now that I’m back, my streak has obviously gone to zero.

I thought I could find a way to restore my streak but I see that in my case (about a week of inactivity) there is no hope.

The first thing I’ll do now is go to the Duolingo’s Shop and buy my streak freezer to be prepared.

    Jonathan Henry · June 20, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Hi Donny,

    I sorry to hear you lost your streak. But it’s good to know that from here on you’ll be prepared.

JRandZen · June 20, 2020 at 2:06 PM

I honestly didn’t know about Duolingo so I haven’t used it. I wanted to find cool ways to start learning Italian and I found your post. After reading this, we now have a fairly good idea of what Duolingo is and what are the preventive and curative measures one can employ to maintain a Duolingo streak. We believe that the best one will be preventive measures. It is also great that you explained how one can earn Duolingo Plus membership by sharing our affiliate link.

Thank you for sharing all this information and your insights.

    Jonathan Henry · June 20, 2020 at 2:31 PM


    I’m glad you discovered Duolingo. Yes, please give it a try. It’s helpful for those that are just beginning to learn a language.

LineCowley · June 20, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Hi there, 

I knew you could maintain your streak, as long as you had purchased the streaker freeze before the time. But I feel it’s super cool you can still get it back (even thought you hadn’t bought the streak freezer) by taking out Plus membership of Duolingo.

So, I feel relieved now that I will be able to get my streak back. Thank you!

    Jonathan Henry · June 20, 2020 at 2:33 PM


    I’m so happy to hear you’ll be able to get your streak back. Thanks for stopping by and continue enjoying your journey learning Italian.

Lucie · July 24, 2020 at 9:17 AM

I’m glad I’ve come across your article because I have always been interested in languages and although I had been hearing a lot about this learning platform, I had never given it a try. They seem to be using highly motivational methods. I didn’t understand the streak concept at first, but then I check your other posts and it’s clearer to me – it is about your keeping learning consistency if I got it right. I really like this concept and I may consider joining Duolingo for my next language learning adventure. Thanks a lot for all this useful information!

    Jonathan Henry · July 24, 2020 at 4:14 PM

    Hi Lucie,

    you’re most welcome. Yes, Duolingo is a popular platform and it’s worth trying. All the best with your next language learning adventure.

Tim · March 9, 2021 at 2:25 AM

you are so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just got my streak back thanks tomyour advice.

    Jonathan Henry · March 10, 2021 at 2:01 AM

    I’m glad to hear you have your streak back! Happy learning!

Mathewlincoln · April 8, 2021 at 1:41 AM

I was excited that I had the longest Duolingo streak among my friends. But as you described here, I open today my account and was welcomed with that terrible zero.

So with not much hope, I came online trying to find how to recover my Duolingo streak.

And I’m glad I found your article. I really liked your website as a whole too! Cool cartoons!

But my goal was to restore my streak on Duolingo. I followed your suggestion… and ta da… My streak is back! Thank you so much!

    Jonathan Henry · April 8, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Hey Mathew, I’m so glad your were able to restore your streak on Duolingo! Also follow my suggestions to get prepared for when you have to skip a day or two. All the best!

Julia · July 14, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Hi! Thanks for this,
Just a question though… What if I already have Duolingo Plus? :/
I’m super upset, I’ve just lost a 370+ days streak over lost internet 😢

    Jonathan Henry · July 25, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Hi Julia.

    I have been there. Losing our Duolingo Streak hurts. Ironically, when I lost mine, I couldn’t restore it. But it encouraged me to write this post to help as many people as I could to recover their streak. However, I’m also aware there are cases in which we can’t have our streak back.

    I always like to view the positive side of things. Duolingo is excellent to help us get started in a language. But via comparison, it would be like being in kindergarten.

    Based on what you have told us (370+ days daily logging into Duolingo), I must commend you! And I am also sure that you’re now in a stage where you’re capable of much bigger things. Such as consuming other types of content in the language you’re learning.

    The Duolingo streak was encouraging, but its reason was to help you build a habit. But without a doubt, you have already formed that habit. So, please view this unpleasant event of losing your streak in a positive light. View it as a call to explore material that is at a higher level of difficulty. Interpret it as a call to come out of your comfort zone. Now that daily practice is one of your traits, don’t let it go!

    Julia, I wish you all the best!

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