Duolingo’s Streak Society — it’s the hottest club in town.
It’s been going since May 2021 and the members keep on growing.
When Duolingo first launched the Streak Society there wasn’t really much to it. But since then, Duolingo has rolled out some awesome updates that have made it 100x better.
So get ready — here’s everything you need to know about Duolingo’s most exclusive club!
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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.
The Streak Society now has a 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 received some cool perks.
To find your perks, simply tap the streak flame at the top of the screen…
Then, swipe over to Streak Society and tap ‘enter now’…
There you will find your list of rewards! The length of your streak will determine which rewards are available to you.
These can include:
new app icon
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 wants 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.
VIP status is unlocked at 365 days and puts a little streak counter underneath your username in the leaderboards.
It goes up in years, so for each year you maintain your streak, your VIP status will upgrade.
So if you have a 7-year streak, it will say ‘7+ years’.
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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Is it worth being in the streak society?
OK. So Duolingo’s Streak Society is all the rage. Anyone who’s anyone is a member.
But when all is said and done — is being in the Streak Society actually worth it?
Like, is it really worth prioritizing?
I think there are quite a few pros and cons to this. Let’s start with the pros.
Reasons to be in the Streak Society
It helps to create a habit
Learning a language is a marathon, not a sprint.
It’s all about showing up every day and exposing yourself to your target language — even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time.
Duolingo’s always been great for this thanks to the streak counter. The bigger the streak gets, the less you want to lose it. It takes on a life of its own — learning your language often just follows naturally.
And now with the Streak Society, there’s even more reason to crank up your streak. This is good!
It shows commitment
Got a big Duolingo streak? That’s something to be proud of.
It takes a serious amount of discipline to chalk up even a week-long streak. So if you’re hitting the Streak Society numbers, it’s clear you’re a mentality monster!
Whether it’s for you or others, getting into the Streak Society shows you’re committed to learning your language. It’s something you can take a lot of pride in.
So we’ve just been over some of the cool perks that come with being in the Streak Society.
With any luck, Duolingo will add more over time.
OK, they’re not earth-shattering rewards, and they definitely won’t do much to help you learn your language.
But it all adds to the experience. Duolingo’s a fun way to learn languages. Being in the streak society is just a cool part of the game.
Reasons not to worry
It’s not that important
Let’s look at the big picture — why did you start using Duolingo?
Was it to become a member of some swanky, exclusive club?
Or was it to learn a language?
The Streak Society is a cool feature that adds to the overall Duolingo experience, but it really isn’t the be-all and end-all.
Streak Society members don’t have special language-learning superpowers just because they’re part of the club.
The most important thing is the language. If building up a big enough streak to get into the Streak Society helps you learn, then great. But in the grand scheme of things, being in the club is pretty inconsequential.
It’s certainly not something to stress about!
As I mentioned above — the perks are cool and all, but they don’t really add anything to your learning experience.
Streak Society members don’t get access to exclusive lessons or features in their courses. The rewards are purely aesthetic.
App icons, Streak Freezes, VIP status — none of these things make a difference to the quality of your course.
So, again, it’s not the be-all and end-all.
It might not work
And after all that work — all that battling to rack up a killer streak — you hit the magic numbers…
And you still don’t get in.
It seems to be something to do with A/B testing and platforms (see next section). It took a long time for Duolingo to roll the new version of the Streak Society out to all users, and it seems that some still might not have it — even though their streaks are long enough.
I’ve seen users with streaks over 2,000 days and they’re still not in!
So if you want to build your streak just to get into the Streak Society, that’s fine — but beware that you might not get in (and even if you do, the rewards aren’t game-changing).
Why you might not have it
Streak Society (like many of Duolingo’s features) was originally rolled out on IOS devices only. Eventually, it came to Android. And it only started hitting Desktop in May 2023.
This is pretty standard Duolingo behavior. Some platforms get features that others don’t.
Other reasons you might not be in the Streak Society:
- Your streak isn’t long enough
- You’re using a device that Streak Society isn’t currently available on
- You might need to update your Duolingo app
- It might just be a glitch, specific to either your device or account
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 recognizes 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!“
Since then, Duolingo has made it sooo much better!
The additional 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 Italian, 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!
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