I’m here today with important news. As you know, some time ago we decided to split community-created courses from Memrise and give them a different home, Decks. We thought that this split would best serve the community content (with a simpler experience in a separate website and app), while also allowing us to build new experiences in the main Memrise app in a quicker and simpler way. We’ve received a tonne of feedback on this decision from its announcement and during the building and trialling of the Decks website and apps. And after thoughtfully considering all of your feedback, we re-evaluated both roadmaps, for Decks and Memrise.
In a nutshell, we recognised that Memrise’s community-created courses are actually best placed within the main Memrise apps and website, rather than as a separate experience - there’s too much overlap in usage and we heard that it’s much better for you to have them all within a thumb-press’ distance within the app, or website.
Because of this, we decided to close down the Decks project and bring all community-created courses back to the main Memrise product and brand. Although we’ve already invested time and work into separating them, and even though some of you were growing used to learning on Decks, we believe this will lead to a better overall experience. We hope that the experience of creating and learning community courses will thrive when properly located in the main app and website. We’re grateful for all your engagement and your continuous support in the meantime, and we hope you’ll think it’s the right call too.
What will change?
From the 25th of February at 16:00 UK time, the Decks website will be closed and all traffic will be redirected to the Memrise Website.
How will it affect you?
Your account, learning progress and any courses you have created or are learning will not be affected. They will be fully available on the Memrise website and app. We will deal with all the database migrations and necessary stuff so that you don’t lose out on any of the content you have created.
Is anything changing for community-created courses in Memrise?
Nothing will be different or change immediately. We have been in touch with some of you and we have lots of really good feedback on all areas and we will be analysing it to make Memrise better, including to your experience as a course creator or learner of community-created courses.
the Memrise team