You can increase viewer engagement during your live events by opening polls directly in your event. This is available alongside the live chat feature; if you embed the live chat on your website, Polls will be included.
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.
Once you have set up your live event, you can see a “Polls” tab to the left side of the page, where you can create your poll.
After clicking "Create poll," 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. Polls can be created before going live, but they cannot be opened until you are streaming.
Opened polls will be pinned to the beginning 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 “Archive.”
Keep in mind that the results will not be stored anywhere on your Vimeo account after your event so be sure to take note of them before removing them.
The character limit or the total no. of letters (including the space) that are allowed in a Live poll is a maximum of 120 characters or 3 lines and is the same for the answers provided during the poll.