After you click the start button to start hosting a live game, you can choose to host your game in Classic (select this one if you want players to participate individually) or Team mode (you can read more about this mode here).
The list of game options can be accessed via the icon on the left side of the host's screen. You can also modify those later during the game. Your settings will be saved for next time.
- Show questions & answers
- Lobby music
- Nickname generator
- Randomize order of questions
- Randomize order of answers
- Enable 2 Step Join
- Team mode - Team Talk
- End kahoot
Show questions & answers
You can enable this game option for all players when you’re hosting a live kahoot in person or virtually. Once it’s on, the players will be able to see questions and answers on their devices where they can directly submit responses. It may come especially useful when your players find it problematic to use an additional device to view the host's screen.
It’s available for free for all Kahoot! users.
Occasionally, we will change the default lobby music to one of our many awesome tracks (like during Halloween or Christmas).
- If you’d prefer, you can always change back to the “Original” track during these times.
Simply open the lobby music drop-down and select your preferred track.
You can select the language in which you and your players will see the instructions and interface. This will not alter the language of your game’s content. We do not offer a built-in translation tool that would translate your questions and answers.
Get in the game fast! Our name generator will choose nicknames for players.
- Players click or tap “Spin!” on their devices to generate a nickname.
- They can spin up to three times.
Randomize order of questions
Toggle this on to randomize when each question is asked.
Can’t enable this option? You can’t randomize question order if your kahoot has slides.
Randomize order of answers
Toggle this on to randomize how answers are arranged on the screen.
Enable 2 Step Join
Sometimes players might get a little too playful and share your game PIN with others who aren’t actually in the room. Turn this on to ensure that only people who can see your PIN are able to join.
- After entering your PIN, players must also click or tap four buttons in the pattern shown on your screen.
- The pattern changes every seven seconds.
Want your game to progress on its own? Turning this option on is ideal for setting up self-operating kiosks or auto-piloted classroom activities!
- The game will auto-start if at least one player has joined and 15 seconds elapse without any more players joining.
- Results and leaderboard screens each display for five seconds.
Once the game is over, it will restart or play the next game in your playlist.
Team Mode - Team Talk
If you select the Team Mode option you can give your teams a chance to discuss their responses by enabling the “Team Talk” option. Before teams can submit their answers there will be a short moment for them to make the decision together. You will be able to see the countdown on the left side of your screen.
If you need to finish the game before going through all the questions, go to settings and scroll down. At the bottom of the settings panel, you will find the option that will take you directly to the podium.