Our Live Polls feature allows you to insert questions into your live stream for viewers to respond to via Vimeo Live Chat. Polls can be used to gather feedback from viewers (answers ranked by percentage) or as a quiz (one option being the correct response). You can have as many polls as you’d like per stream, but only one poll may be open at a time.
To create a poll, make sure you’ve toggled Live Chat on from the live settings page for your live event. Once you have set up your live event, you can see a “Polls” tab to the right of the “Chat” tab on the Live Settings page. From here, click “Create poll” and you will be prompted to enter the question to display, up to four options, and the optional ability to mark one option as the correct choice by clicking the star icon associated with that option.
Once your poll has been created and you are live, you can select “Open poll” to show this poll and allow viewers to participate. Opened polls will be pinned to the top of the live chat so it will be visible to all viewers. You can keep your poll open for as long as you’d like. While open, you can choose to “Show graphic” which will show the poll options on the stream itself. The percentages for each option will continue to changes as more viewers partake.
Once your viewers have had enough time to submit their response, clicking “Publish results” will close the poll so no more responses can be accepted. You can continue to use the “Show graphic/Hide graphic” button to display or hide the final results. Once your poll has concluded and you no longer need the results, you can remove it by clicking “Remove results.” Keep in mind that the results will not be stored anywhere on your Vimeo account so be sure to take note of them before removing them.