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 to zero.
But you may not have lost your streak yet. Yeah, even though it seems you lost it, 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 Duolingo Streak yesterday or today, then continue reading.
Let us introduce you to our Super Hero in this post. His name is Streak Saver. He has been finding ways to help people maintain and restore their streaks. So you are in good hands. He wants to share his discoveries with you.
Yes, if you have some 3D glasses, 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. 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 corrective measure.
We will start by explaining the preventive measure. Go to the Duolingo Shop and purchase a Streak Freeze. You can actually buy two. Each Streak Freeze costs ten Lingots (the coin you receive inside Duolingo for completing your daily goals).
Being equipped with two Streak Freeze means you will retain your Duolingo Streak even after two consecutive days of inactivity.
However, if you have already lost your streak, this measure will not work. As we mentioned above, this is to avoid losing it in the future.
The corrective measure is becoming a Duolingo Plus member. You must join Duolingo Plus less than 48 hours after you lost your streak.
Duolingo Plus member:
Did you know that every Duolingo Plus member has a streak saver a month? And this streak saver comes as an addition to the Streak Freeze you buy at the Duolingo Shop.
It even works for those that were not Plus members when they lost the streak. The only requisite is joining Duolingo Plus less than 48 hours after they lost it.
How many days could you keep your streak if you’re equipped with two Streak Freeze and are a Duolingo Plus member?
You can go by without opening Duolingo for three days if you’re equipped with two Streak Freeze and are a Duolingo Plus member.
Check the picture below. The blue circles indicate the days that the Streak was frozen.
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 busy week. You met your Duolingo goal daily but could not log in yesterday.
Today, you log in, and your streak number has gone to zero. You hadn’t purchased a Streak Freeze from the Duolingo Shop. And please don’t buy it now because it won’t bring your streak back. It will only help you keep your future streaks.
Again, we remind you that you should buy a Streak Freeze before losing your streak. But after you have lost it, purchasing one won’t bring it back. Some Duolingo users have gone with excitement to the Duolingo Shop and bought a Streak Freeze, only to discover that their streak continues to be at zero.
So, this may be a bit disappointing. What can you do? Don’t worry, there is still a way to save your streak. Yeah!
You can become a Duolingo Plus member, and your streak will be back. It’s important to mention again that you must become a Duolingo Plus member less than 48 hours after you lost your streak. If you wait for more than 48 hours after you lost the steak, you will not be able to recover it.
Here is our second example:
You’re a very organized person and had seen beforehand that these days were coming. As a result, you got equipped with two “Streak Freeze” at Duolingo Shop.
So one day, you could not log into Duolingo and missed that day! But you’re relaxed that you had bought ahead of time a Streak Freeze. But then you weren’t able again to log into Duolingo the second day either. So, it is good you had equipped yourself with that second Duolingo Freeze. But a third day goes by, and you still do not log in. Finally, you rush into your Duolingo account on the fourth day and are welcomed by a zero in your streak!
Don’t worry! All you need is to become a Duolingo Plus member on that fourth day (again, it must be less than 48 hours after you lost the streak), and your streak will be back.
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, 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 these benefits comes saving your streak! And it doesn’t cost you a dime!
How do you find your Duolingo affiliate link?
Hover over your profile icon, and a window will appear. In that window, click “Free Plus.”
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?
Try it! It works! Many have been lamenting that their streak is gone forever. But after checking this out, they then celebrate seeing their streak back!
Did you try it? Are you in the mood now to see Streak Saver’s 3D logo? Then get your 3D glasses. 🙂
Once you have your Streak back
Here are a couple of suggestions:
First of all, equip yourself with two Streak Freeze ahead of time. 😉
And do not limit yourself to learning 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 you should expect. “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 alternatives.