Guides

Have a look at the guides if you need help in getting started with Mentimeter, or would like to know more about our different features.

How to get started in seconds

Learn everything you need to know to start interacting with your audience.

How to sign up?

How to sign up

You can choose to sign up through your Facebook profile, Google account, or with an email address and password that you choose.

How to create a presentation?

How to start presenting

You can choose to create a new presentation, or start with a template. The first step is to name the presentation. When this is done, you can create questions and slides. Press "Present" to show the presentation to your audience!

Take a tour in the presentation view

Learn how to take full control over your presentation. Enter the settings menu through hovering the cog wheel icon in the lower left corner. From there, you can manage all presentation settings.

How to hide results

Hide results

You can choose to hide the results, and to show them again. This functionality can be useful if you want to avoid getting biased results in sensitive matters. You can also use the shortcut ‘H’ on your keyboard to toggle between Hide and Show results.

How to clear the results

Clear results

To delete the results from a question, click on Clear results. Please note that this is an irreversible action! If you want to keep the results but still use the same questions for a new voting session, use Ask questions again or go to the Dashboard to duplicate the presentation.

How to close the poll

Close voting

You can close the voting, and open it again. Use this if you need to explain a question before voting, or if for another reason you do not want the participants to vote at that moment. Use the shortcut ‘C’ on your keyboard to toggle between opening and closing the voting.

How to start a countdown

Start a countdown

Close the voting after a certain time. Use this for closing the voting in a more dramatic way, or just to not have to manually close it.

How to show the QR-code

Show a QR code for voting

If you want to provide a QR code for the participants to vote, you find this in the settings menu. Click on More > Show QR code for voting. Use the shortcut 'Q' to show or hide the QR code.

How to show shortcuts / hot keys

See keyboard shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts that you can use instead of entering the settings menu. Click on More > Keyboard shortcuts to find the list.

How to hide voting instructions

Hide voting instructions

To hide the instructions for how to vote on your question, click on ‘Toggle instructions’ in the settings menu. You can also do this with the keyboard shortcut 'Shift + H'.

How to show the test votes

Show test votes

To preview the voting results from a potentially large audience size, there is a function that generates test votes. You can turn this on in the settings menu. Click on More > Show test votes to do this. Use the shortcut 'T' to show or hide the test votes.

Mentimeter from a voter’s perspective

Prepare your polling by anticipating what your audience will experience.

Different ways of entering the voting session

How to enter the code when voting with Mentimeter

Enter voting code

When you create your presentation, a voting code/presentation ID used for voting appears on top of the screen. The most usual way for your audience to start voting is to go to http://www.menti.com and enter that code.

Find nearby voting sessions for faster voting

Use location to find nearby voting sessions

If you enable use of location in your account settings, your presentation will appear among your audience’s nearby voting sessions. This way, they don’t need to enter the voting code but only select it from a list.

How to vote on different question types

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Voting on a Multiple Choice question is very straightforward - the participant selects the option(s) and submits.

Image Choice

Image Choice

Voting on an Image Choice question is just like the Multiple Choice question, with the addition that the participant can click on the small image next to the option to increase its size.

Quiz

Word Cloud

When the participant inputs words to a Word Cloud, every line counts as one entry. Words separated by a space will therefore be recognized as one single entry. You can set the number of entries available for voters when creating the question.

Quiz

Quiz

The Quiz is a special question type, since it is made for the participants to compete with each other. The first step for your audience is to enter the quiz. They will have an avatar assigned to them randomly and they can enter a nickname or use the suggested name. When you, the presenter, start the quiz, they only have a certain amount of time to answer the question. If you have several quiz questions in your presentation, the results from all questions will be accumulated to determine the final winner!

Scales

Scales

For rating statements on scales, the participant simply drags the pointer to the score they want to assign to a statement.

Open ended

Open Ended question

To answer an Open Ended question, the participant inputs the textual response they want to give. If you expect long answers, make sure you give the audience enough time to type their response!

100 Points

100 points

This question type is based on the 100 dollar method. To prioritize a list of items, the audience gets 100 points to start with and then distribute these points on the individual items using the -10 and +10 buttons. Under each item they can see how many points are left, and they can move back and forth to change the points until they submit.

2by2 Matrix

2 by 2 Matrix

The 2 by 2 Matrix works similarly to the scales question type, except that the participants rate each item in two dimensions instead of one.

Who will win?

Who will win?

Voting on a ‘Who will win?’ question is easy - the participant picks a contestant and submits.

New! - integrate simple slides in Mentimeter

You can now add simple slides in Mentimeter to complement our popular question types. Use these slides to explain a concept in detail before voting, add an introductory message, or just because you want to. You can add as many as you like!

Add a Quick Slide in your presentation

When you create a new slide, you can choose either a question type or a Quick Slide. For the latter, you can choose between four different layouts. They are all quick and easy to create and use!

Slide with subheading
Slide with paragraph
Slide with bullets
Slide with image

Reactions

Use reactions to let your audience interact with your slide. You can choose between five different symbols, depending on what kind of feedback you want to get. When the participants react to your presentation, the symbols will animate from the side of the screen!

Reactions

Learn about our question types

Discover Mentimeter’s powerful features with detailed visualizations of how to use our different question types.

Multiple Choice

The most common question type is Multiple Choice, where participants can choose between multiple options that you provide. This is suitable when you already know what choices you want participants to vote on. If you want, you can allow the audience to vote on more than one option using checkboxes.

Create a question

Create a question and present

Fill in your question and options in the edit view. You can add up to ten options, but after this it can be difficult for your audience to see the results. After you have added the options, you can choose if you want to show the results in percentage or in exact number of votes. You can also allow the audience to vote on more than one option, and decide the maximum number of options. This is commonly known as checkboxes in surveys.

Get a vote for Multiple Choice

Get a vote

This is how the presentation looks when you get a vote on your Multiple Choice question.

Show percentage

Show percentage

As you may already know, you can choose whether to show the result as percentage or numbers in the edit view. You can also switch between percentage and numbers by clicking on the charts in the presentation view.

Show how different segments vote

Advanced: Segmentation

If you have several Multiple Choice questions in your presentation, you can use segmentation to present the results according to what the participants voted for on another question. In the example, you can see which is the participants’ favorite season, segmented according to whether they have used Mentimeter before or not.

Image Choice

With the Image Choice question type, you can upload images as answer options. Read more about using images in your presentations here. Use this question type to ask questions that cannot be translated into text, or to get feedback on graphical elements.

Images as part of a question

Create a question and present

Create the question, add options and upload images by pressing the image icon next to your option. Just as in a Multiple Choice question, you can segment results and allow the audience to vote on more than one option.

Get a vote for Image Choice

Get a vote

This is how the presentation looks when you get a vote on your Image Choice question.

Word Cloud

Word Cloud, also known as wordle, is one of our most popular question types. Participants can input words to create a Word Cloud that will grow and expand as the audience submit their input. The Word Cloud is good to use when you do not already know what participants will vote for, and you want to emphasize the most popular words. It will look best when the answers are expected to be short - no more than a few words.

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

To create a Word Cloud, you simply enter the question and define the maximum amount of entries the audience may submit. Two words separated by a space still counts as one entry. If you are anticipating problems with people submitting improper words, we recommend you to use the profanity filter.

Receive votes

Get a vote

This is how it looks when you get a vote in the Word Cloud. As you get more votes, the most popular words will get bigger and bigger.

Quiz

The quiz is a special question type, since it is made for the participants to compete with each other. Participants can choose between multiple options that you provide, and you mark which option is the correct one. At the end of the quiz, the winner is revealed. The quiz is great to use when you want to create a fun, learning-intense and energetic competition, and define the correct answer(s).

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

When you create a quiz question, it is very similar to Multiple Choice. You enter your question and options. The main difference is that you pick the option(s) to be shown as the correct answer. Please note that you are free to mark as many options as you would like to be the correct answer, but the audience can still only pick one. Decide how much time to allocate for answering the question, and then you are good to go.

Get a vote

Get a vote

One person needs to be connected to the presentation in order for you to start the quiz. As soon as the countdown has run out, or everyone has voted, the results and the correct answer will be shown. The audience can also see whether they have answered correctly on their phones. You can show the leaderboard in between questions, and the final winner at the end of your quiz.

Scales

With the Scales question type, participants can rate statements on a scale. This is good to use if you have questions with numeric answers, if you want the audience to rate something, and/or if you want to generate statistics that you can use for analyzing trends and tendencies. Pro tip: Let the audience answer several questions with the same scale!

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

When you create a Scales question, you enter a heading and then the statements to rate. You can change the low and high value of the scale to change the range, for example 1-5 or 1-10. You can also choose to name the low and high labels if you want them to represent something that is not numeric.

Get a vote

Get a vote

When you get a vote, it will slide from left to right corresponding to how the participant answered. You will also see the distribution of votes as a graph just above the specific lines. With more votes, the number in the circle will show the weighted average of all the votes.

Hover to see specific answers

Hover to see specific answers

If you want to see the exact distribution of votes, you can move your mouse cursor over the lines.

Open Ended

With the Open Ended question type, the participants type in their answers freely. This question type is good to use when you do not already know what the participants will answer, and you want to enable them to write whole sentences (max 140 characters). You can also use this question to collect emails or other information to identify the voters, or to let the audience send in their own questions to the speaker. Pro tip: Let the participants have a bit more time to enter their statement!

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

To create an Open Ended question, all you need to do is to enter the question. You can choose what layout you want to have on your presentation: Speech bubbles, One by one or Flowing grid. To avoid improper answers, you can use the profanity filter. If you want to let the audience submit several responses, for instance, if they have multiple questions or ideas, you can allow them to vote more than once from the same device.

Get a vote

Get a vote

This is how it looks when you get a vote on an Open Ended question.

Change visualization

Change layout

You can change the layout either in the edit view or directly in your presentation.

100 points

This question type is also known as the 100 dollar method. The 100 points question type lets participants distribute 100 points to prioritize different items. The rating is shown in percentage, with the most popular choice on top. This question type is good to use when you already know what items you want the participants to prioritize, and you want to allow them to express their opinions in detail. It also forces the audience to determine what items are the most important, since they are distributing a limited amount of points.

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

Creating a 100 points question is very simple - just enter your question and items.

Get a vote

Get a vote

This is how it looks when you get a vote. The items will rearrange themselves according to the number of points received.

2 by 2 Matrix

The 2 by 2 Matrix is similar to the Scales question type, except that participants rate each item in two dimensions instead of one. The results are then displayed as a weighted average in a 2 by 2 matrix. Use this when you want the participants to rate something along two axes.

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

To create the 2 by 2 Matrix, enter the question and the items that you want the audience to rate. You can choose to name the vertical and horizontal axes, select the range and also add a label to the low and high values.

Change grid layout

Pro feature: Change grid layout

You can change the grid layout, or background, of your matrix to put the results in a context. If you have uploaded your own background on the Branding and logo page, it will show up here. You can also change the grid layout through the presentation settings menu when presenting.

Get a vote

Get a vote

When you get a vote, it will animate in and stop at the coordinates that the participant chose. When you receive more votes, the coordinates will correspond to the weighted average of each item.

Hover to see specific answers

Hover to see specific answers

If you want to see the exact coordinates of the individual votes, you can move your mouse cursor over the circles. This works as a graphical representation of the vote distributions.

Who will win?

In the ‘Who will win?’ question type, the participants get one vote each. This question is useful when you want to make a playful voting and only determine the winner(s). If there is a tie, there will be more than one winner, but there are never any losers with this question type.

Create a question and present

Create a question and present

To create the who will win? question, simply input the question and the contestants you want the participants to vote on.

Get a vote

Get a vote

As your audience vote, all results are hidden and the winner is not revealed until you choose to. When you show the winner, there is confetti!

Add a question image

Add an image to your question to get your message across effectively. This is available for all question types! Read more about using images in your presentations here.

Add an image to your question

Create a question and present

Press the image icon next to your question and choose the image you would like to upload. When voting, your audience will see both the image and the options in their phones.