If you have an account with The New York Times, you’ll soon be able to save your Wordle stats and win streaks to it.
One of the pros of Wordle being a browser-based game is that it can be played on virtually any device. You can do the daily puzzle at home on your PC or laptop or do it on your phone during your daily commute.
The downside is that there is no way to carry your Wordle stats between devices. If you’ve got an impressive win streak while playing on PC, opening Wordle on mobile may as well be starting from scratch.
Perhaps due to player demand, The New York Times, which purchased Wordle for a seven-figure sum earlier this year, has announced plans to link Wordle stats to player accounts.
Basically, once linked, you can sign into your account via any device and Wordle will recognise your stats, allowing you to continue your streak.
This should hopefully prevent instances of players losing their stats as well. When The New York Times bought Wordle, it wound up deleting players’ stats, including their win streaks, much to everyone’s frustration.
Fortunately, The New York Times isn’t locking this feature behind a paywall either. You will need an account with The New York Times, but a basic account is free to make.
If you don’t care about your Wordle stats and/or only play it every once in a while, then you don’t need to do anything. Wordle will remain playable even without an account.
The feature is still in the process of being rolled out so it’s not available for everyone just yet and The New York Times hasn’t provided any sort of window for when that will be the case.
It also warns that, once stats are linked to an account, the process can’t be reversed.
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