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Track Your Wordle Stats Across Devices by Linking Them to a New York Times Account

Currently, if you want to keep a streak going, you have to play on the same browser on the same device. But you can change that by opting to link your stats to a free account.

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Wordle players will be able to track their stats across devices by linking their account to a New York Times digital subscription.

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Wordle addicts will soon be able to track their game stats through their New York Times account, which will allow their scores to be linked across multiple devices.

On Tuesday, the NYT Games Twitter account said it had "exciting news" for Wordlers.

"You will soon have the option to link your Wordle stats to your free or existing New York Times account," it said. "This means saving stats and your streak across *all* the devices you play Wordle on."

Read more: Wordle explained: Everything you need to know

Currently, if you want to keep a streak going, you have to play on the same browser on the same device.

In a follow-up tweet, the company urged patience on players who didn't yet see the option to link their account, saying the feature would be "coming to you soon." 

It also indicated that once your stats are linked to a New York Times account, "the process cannot be reversed."

Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle created Wordle as a gift for his partner and launched it publicly in October 2021. By mid-January 2022, it had more than 2 million players. The addictive game was purchased by the Times later that month.

Some players initially complained that their stats and streaks were being erased when the game migrated to the Times platform. On Feb. 10, the NYT Games Twitter account said developers were aware of the issue and working to correct it, and a Times spokesperson subsequently told CNET that the problem had been fixed.