Building a Duolingo streak takes time. And there are occasions when all of a sudden we find ourselves so busy, that we skip a day or two from completing our Duolingo daily goals.

Have you experienced logging into Duolingo and seeing that streak number has dropped back to zero?


But your streak may not be lost. 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 go 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 a 3D pictures. So let’s dive right into what you came for in the first place.

There are two ways you can maintain a Duolingo streak


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

We will start explaining the preventive measure and it’s 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 and we’ll enter into details about it 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 but 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. Hopefully 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 purchase 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 you may be a bit disappointed. There have been Duolingo users that have gone excited to the Duolingo Shop to buy the Freeze Streak, only to discover 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 mentioned you must become a Duolingo Plus member the day you lost the streak. If you wait for more days after you lost the streak, you’ll receive all the other benefits of becoming a Duolingo Plus member, but your streak won’t be back.

Here is our second example:

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

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. And finally you rush into your Duolingo account the third day and you’re welcomed by a zero in your streak.

Don’t worry! If you become a Duolingo Plus member that third day (again, it has to be the same day you lost the streak), then your streak is restored to you!

You may be saying at this point “But you promised that restoring my streak wouldn’t cost me a dime and Duolingo Plus is the paid version of Duolingo, so 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, giving them your “affiliate link”.

When your friend joins through your “affiliate link”, then Duolingo grants you the Plus membership for one (1) week.

You enjoy all the benefits of being a Plus members 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 be displayed. 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 and 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 their streak is gone for ever and after checking out this were celebrating seeing 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 purchase a Streak Freezer ahead of time. 😉

On May 27th, 2020 we received and email from Duolingo telling us that by daily meeting your goals on Duolingo, you could receive inside the treasure chest a Streak Freezer. So, that’s a cool way to be prepared too. Our second suggestion is to continue archiving your Duolingo goals.

And our third suggestion is to not limit yourself to only learn a language with Duolingo. Duolingo can only take you so far. This suggestion must not surprise you because it agrees with what even the founder and CEO of Duolingo, Luis von Ahn, promises concerning his platform. We quote him referring to the realistic results any person can obtain with the platform: “Get users to a level between advanced beginner and early intermediate”. So, please use this occasion you temporarily lost your Duolingo Streak to explore other paths that can take you beyond 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.

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