Duolingo’s Streak Society — it’s the hottest club in town.
It’s been going for almost a year now and the members keep on growing.
When Duolingo first launched the Streak Society there wasn’t really much to it. But recently they’ve rolled out a sparkly new update that makes it 100x better.
So get ready — here’s everything you need to know about Duolingo’s most exclusive club!
What is Streak Society?
The Streak Society is described as Duolingo’s most exclusive club.
When it first launched, it was only open to users who had a streak of 365 days or more. So to become a member, you had to hit your daily XP goal every day for at least a year.
With the new update, it looks like Duolingo have introduced a new tier system.
Now I’m not 100% sure what the exact tiers are, but from what I’ve seen, it looks like there are about 3 tiers in total:
- The first tier appears to be around the 50-60 day mark.
- The second tier appears to be around the 150-200 day mark.
- And, of course, the final tier is at the big 365.
Where is the Streak Society?
To view your Streak Society membership, simply head over to your profile page and swipe down to your streak counter.
When it first launched, the Streak Society was all about class and sophistication. Once you hit the 365, your streak counter would go dark with a couple of spotlights in the background.
But nowadays it’s all glam and golden. You really can’t miss it!
You can also tap the streak counter for a little pop up that gives you some more details about your membership.
And if you want, you can even share this with your friends and family to let them know just how much of a streak freak you are!
What do you get for being in the Streak Society?
When the Streak Society first launched, you didn’t really get anything for being a part of it. It was just a bit of a status symbol on your profile.
I mean, it was cool. But not that cool. People wanted rewards!
Well, Duolingo listened. In a new update that started rolling out in April 2022, Streak Society members now get some cool perks.
new app icon
This is pretty neat. Anyone who’s got Duolingo Plus (or Super, if you’ve got the new update) can change their mobile app icon from the standard Duo.
And now if you’re part of the Streak Society you get an extra icon to choose from!
Not gonna lie — I think the firey Duo looks awesome!
3 extra streak freezes
Duolingo really want you to stay in the club.
So to help you along, you’ll get an extra 3 Streak Freezes to help you maintain your status.
What’s the point in being part of Duolingo’s most exclusive club if you can’t tell everyone about it?
Well, with VIP status, you can make sure that everyone in your league knows just how special you are.
Look at that sweet little counter. And that golden ring! Man, the 365-life feels gooooood!
This one isn’t *technically* part of being in the Streak Society. But you get it once you hit the big 365.
Hit a year and you unlock the Wildfire achievement!
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Why you might not have it
Streak Society (like most of Duolingo’s new features) was originally rolled out on IOS devices only. Eventually it came to Android, but it still doesn’t appear to be available on the desktop site.
Anyway, the new Streak Society features might be rolling out gradually. So don’t worry too much if you’re on a 365+ day streak and you don’t have any of the sweet new perks yet. You’ll get them eventually!
Thoughts about the Streak Society
When Duolingo first launched the Streak Society, I had this to say:
“I think the Streak Society is a neat little addition in the sense that it recognises Duolingo’s most dedicated members. I’m a big fan of maintaining a huge streak, so this is a nice little bonus to help motivate you.
But beyond this, it doesn’t really add much. It’s a shame as well that non-iOS users don’t currently get the same recognition, though I’m sure this will be rectified going forward.
So if you qualify for Streak Society membership but you can’t currently see it on your profile, then don’t worry too much about it: you’re not missing out on much!“
Fast forward a year and Duolingo have made it soooo much better.
The new perks aren’t much, but they’re definitely a nice reward for all the time and effort that goes into a mega streak.
Showing off won’t be for everyone, so the VIP status thing might be redundant for some. But as far as I’m concerned — if you’ve got it, flaunt it!
And I’m absolutely loving that app icon. It does absolutely nothing for the quality of my Russian, but who cares — it’s cool!
Hopefully Duolingo keep rolling out new rewards to Streak Society members. Maybe even introduce new tiers to keep everyone engaged. There’s plenty of potential!
Have your say!
So what do you think of the Streak Society?
Are you one of the ‘lucky’ members?
Do you think it’s a good reward for maintaining a mammoth streak?
Let me know in the comments!