WordUp Memberships
What are the benefits of WordUp Standard/Pro Membership?

Current Standard Membership Benefits:

  • Ad-free: Learn without interruption.

  • Full Examples: Unlocked access to our entire content with over 2 million examples.

  • Browser Extension: Auto-highlight unfamiliar words as you study/work.

  • Offline: Enjoy a faster WordUp, anytime and anywhere.

Additional Pro Membership Benefits: 

  • Topics & Word Lists: Focus on what matters most to you.

  • Exam Prep: Get a better score by focusing on International exam vocabulary.

  • Idioms & Phrases (coming soon): Speak English like a native.

  • Personalised Examples: Enjoy learning even more, with word examples picked from your favourite people, movies, etc. 

Can I share my WordUp Standard/Pro Membership with other members of my family or friends?

No, you are unable to share one subscription with other people’s accounts. If that person wants to use Standard/Pro subscription features on the app, they would have to purchase their own subscription that will be linked to their own account. 

When are idioms and phrases going to be introduced for WordUp Pro Members?

We are working on it! Expect to see the introduction of idioms and phrases very soon. We are aware there is demand for this feature and we are working very hard to make it available as soon as possible. We will let all our Pro Members know as soon as it is available. We appreciate your patience. 

Can I buy a membership for someone else?

Yes. You can simply add WordUp account of your loved ones on Our Plans, so their account is upgraded. 

WordUp How To Use
Why is the level so easy? I want more difficult words.

By default, the system suggests a range based on your total known vocabulary assessment after taking the test. 

But you are not limited to that. On the Gap Map page, you can see bars showing vocabulary ranges. Each range is 1000 words. You can pick any range that you'd like to focus on.


I don't understand. How does this app work?

Check out this animation! WordUp measures your vocabulary range and estimates your knowledge of English words. Then, it suggests the words you need to learn. You will learn the most practical word through examples and you can practice through a variety of tests. 

How do the progress bars work?

Each bar in the Knowledge Map indicates a range with a 100 words package. You can see an overview of your learning status on top of the Knowledge Map. Basically, there are three statuses of a word:

  1. Known: Words that you know
  2. To Learn: Words that you are learning. 
  3. To Uncover

The more words you know from a range, the bar is filled. 

Why are some words missing in your database?

The English language has hundreds of thousands of words. WordUp's mission is to help you learn the most used words from the real world through authentic examples. 

WordUp is focused on the most useful words based on how frequently they are globally used. There might be words in dictionaries that are not frequently used. You can Google them easily. 

However, we have a feature allowing you to add any custom word, so you can manage all your words in one place.

Some words are underlined or dashed grey. What does that mean?

When reading examples or definitions of any word, WordUp processes every word used in those examples and checks them against your vocabulary data.

  • No underline: It means the words are either too easy (ranked in the top 300) or already known to you. 

  • Grey dotted underline: It means you have marked it as should learn.

  • Yellow underline: It means you haven't specified if you know it or not. You should tap it to decide, and build up your WordUp Knowledge Map.

WordUp Account and User
I use WordUp on multiple devices. How can I sync my data?
  1. Go to the ‘Profile’ page

  2. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon 

  3. Find ‘My Data’ box

  4. Tap on ‘Sync’

How can I delete everything and start fresh?

Tap on the "Settings" menu, then the ‘Help’ section, and then ‘Delete Account.’

Tip: Be careful. ‘Delete Account’ permanently deletes your vocabulary data.

Some of my progress data disappeared! How can I get it back?

Tap on the options menu, then 'Troubleshooting', then 'Get Help' and then check your email address to make sure you have signed in with the correct email. If not, tap on ‘Contact Us’ and send us an email.

Can I change my email address?

This is only supported for Pro members currently. If you are a Pro user and want to change your email, please send us an email address from the old email address as proof of ownership, and we will change that for you.

How do I delete my account?

To delete your account, go to 'Settings' and tap on 'Delete Account.'

How is my progress data saved? On my phone or the cloud?

Your progress data is initially saved on your phone. When you register, then a copy of your progress data will be saved to the cloud also. This is done every 2-3 minutes while you're using the app. Every time that you log in, your latest data file will be downloaded from the cloud and saved on your device, and the cloud-saving process continues again.

WordUp Subscriptions
I was charged for a free trial subscription and I want to get a refund.

If you are an IOS user, then this has happened in fitting with Apple’s terms and conditions. Typically, free trials set up an auto-renewing subscription which you need to manually revoke if you do not want to continue with the subscription after the free trial has ended. You can cancel the subscription and potentially request a refund via this link

I have purchased Standard/Pro Membership but it's not activated. What can I do?

Please try the following:

  • Go to the 'Profile' page, and tap on ‘Settings.’

  • On the 'Memebership' page, tap the link: Restore Purchase

  • If it didn't work, log out and then log in again.

  • If it didn't work, check your iTunes or Google Play account to check if your purchase has been successful.

  • Sync your data.

  • If so, please contact us for help: support@wordupapp.co

I no longer would like my Standard/Pro Membership. Can I have a refund, please?

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any refunds. All sales are final. However, It is to your discretion whether you would like to raise it with Apple or Google Play, and they may have the authority to organise refunds. However, it is rare that they do so.

I do not have a VISA card to purchase subscriptions with. Is there an alternative method?

We are using Stripe Service to complete the payment process. There are plenty of supported card brands, such as: American Express, China UnionPay (CUP), Discover & Diners, Japan Credit Bureau (JCB), Mastercard, Cartes Bancaires, and Interac. You can simply choose any other supported brand cards as an alternative to VISA Card. 

I can't pay online due to restrictions in my area. Is there another way to pay?

Yes. You can buy a WordUp membership gift voucher from us directly using any credit or debit card.

Even if you don't have access to a payment card, please email buy@wordupapp.co to send you local payment details in your area.

WordUp Troubleshooting
How can I see word translations after the English definition?

First, go to the 'Settings' from your 'Profile' menu. Then, go to the 'Translation' section and hit 'Show,' where you can choose the place you want to see the translations. 

Why can't I see the translations (in my native language)?

Incomplete download of translation files might be the reason. 

To fix it, from the 'Profile' tab, go to 'Settings,' on the 'Translation' section toggle the Translation switch off and then back on again. You may also choose where to see word translations on the card.

After making the changes, wait for a few seconds and then look up a word.

Why can’t I download it from Google Play?

Occasionally, when you try to download WordUp you get an error message. This is due to a problem in the Google Play Store. 

If you try again in a few minutes (or sometimes an hour) it will download successfully. 

If the problem persists, please email support at wordupapp.co so we can try to help you.