What is a word cloud?

Word cloud creates a "cloud" of the most popular words or short phrases that are sent by your audience.

It lets you identify silent heroes, find out which company value resonates the most with your employees, or just warm up your participants with a fun question before it comes to more serious topics. 


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How the word cloud works

Here are three simple principles of the word cloud:  

  • Single-worded answers
    Advise your participants to use one or two words when using the word cloud to get the best results. If longer phrases or sentences are sent, they would be split-up on screen.
  • At least 3 characters long
    Submitted words need to be at least 3 characters long to appear on the live screen. Special characters (æ, ø, å, š, č) will be replaced by simple letters. 
  • The most common (identical) submissions get larger
    The size of the word changes dynamically depending on how many times your attendees submit it.
  • Profanity filter on
    Swear words won't go through at all.


Create a word cloud

Create your word cloud from our Live polls tab.

  1. Click Create poll
  2. Select Word cloud

or click Browse templates and select an example word cloud to use at your next meeting or event. 

💡To allow participants to send multiple responses to the same poll question, check Allow multiple answers option.

This is how it looks in the Present mode:

Moderate text entries in a word cloud

If you receive poisonous or unwanted responses to your word cloud, you can delete them with a simple click.

Useful tips:

  • Tip 1: Start the word cloud with hidden results
    Hide the results at the beginning to prevent people from influencing each other with their answers. To do so, just click the "chart icon" next to your poll question. 
  • Tip 2: Advice the audience on the format of submitted words
    Agree on the unified format of the words or phrases. Even slight alteration may cause a mismatch. 
  • Tip 3: Word cloud works best with single-worded answers
    Use the word cloud feature for short responses to get the best experience on screen. 


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