A new “Popular corrections” tab has been added in the “Popular Entries” section. “Popular corrections” lists comments which have been added to a lot of notebooks or have received a lot of Native Nod points recently. 1. Select “Popular” from the “Other contents” menu. 2. Click on “Popular corrections” Popular...
"Write in your native language" feature
Today we are proud to announce the new “Write in your native language” feature, available now for all users! You can write in your native language in addition to the language you are learning. By writing in your native language, correctors can see what you were aiming to write, and can also learn from your native language. 1. Select “Write a new entry” below your profile image to...
How to upload a profile picture
A. Edit via “Settings” 1. Click on your user name at the top right corner of a page, and choose “Edit Profile”. 2. Click on “Edit pictures” next to “Edit Profile” http://lang-8.com/profiles/self_img B. Edit via your profile 1. Click on your user name or profile picture to access your profile. 2. Click on “Edit pictures” below...
Sentences don't show up in the correction box.
1. Internet Explorer 7 (or earlier) Try to update your browser. To learn how to update, please refer to the following link. Update Internet Explorer (external website) 2. Other browsers (Not Internet Explorer) Please contact us at email@example.com. (Make sure to include your browser details) How to check your browser version As shown in “Recommended environment”, We recommend using the...
Tips for Beginners
What is Lang-8 ? Lang-8 is a free language-exchange social network. Just write a journal in any language you’re learning, and it will appear to native speakers of that language. They’ll correct it and leave useful comments and feedback. In return, you check other users’ journals written in your native language. By checking each other’s journals, you can...
Registration / Password / log-in / Cancellation Registration is free? How can I register in Lang-8? How can I change my password? How do I change my e-mail address? I forget my password I cannot log-in. How do I terminate my Lang-8 membership? Notifications / e-mails from @lang-8.com Notifications don’t show up at the top of my page. I cannot receive any e-mails (notifications,...
Closing your Premium Account
To terminate your Premium account, access the [Premium] settings page via the main menu. https://lang-8.com/premium On the [My Premium] page, click on “Cancel my premium account” A confirmation message will show up as follows. Then, click on “Cancel My Premium Account” In case of a Paypal payment, the following message will show up and the cancellation will be...
How to modify “notification e-mails settings”?
Using the “Mail Settings” system, you can specify when to receive emails from Lang-8. 1. Please access the settings page via the top-right menu. http://lang-8.com/config 2. Click on the [Nortifications Settings] Tab. Choose “Yes” for items about which you’d like to receive notification e-mails. Choose “No” for items about which you’d...
I cannot make corrections on mobile devices.
Currently Lang-8 does not have support for mobile devices, and therefore you may experience some issues when using them. Currently correcting entries and uploading images are not possible using a mobile device. Image upload is currently only possible using a computer. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Count View Update
We are making a change to the way hits on an entry are calculated. As of now, every single page view will count. (Previously only unique views counted.) Page views do not include hits from the author, however.
What are "Popular Entries" ?
Click on the “Popular” tab at the top of the page. In this section, you can view recent popular entries. Entries are selected for inclusion on this list by the number of Views, Comments, and Corrections they receive. You can change the language of listed journals by switching tabs on the left side.
You can use the block function to prevent specific users from communicating with you. 1. To block a user, you need their ID number, not their user name. To find their ID number, click on their username or profile picture from anywhere on the site to open their profile page. Their user ID is displayed on the right hand side of the page. 2. Choose “Settings” from the navigation...
Paying Annually (Premium Service)
* Annual payment is available only via PayPal. * You cannot choose an annual payment plan using credit card payment. If you’d like to use annual payment with PayPal, follow these steps. 1. [Please choose a payment method.] -> Choose “PayPal” 2. [Choose your premium plan] -> Choose $63/year (BEST VALUE)
If you have trouble using Lang-8, please contact our support using the following address. firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the following information in your mail - 1. Detailed information regarding the bug (error messages and such) 2. Your web browser (Including it’s version) ** How to check your browser version ** If you are not using Google Chrome, please attempt to access...
Checking your browser version
If you are experiencing issues with the Lang-8 website, we may ask for information about your browser. >List of browsers As shown in “Recommended environment”, we recommend the latest Google Chrome (or Firefox) version when browsing the Lang-8 Web site. You may encounter some problems when viewing the site using a different browser. To check your browser version, use the...