How to Broadcast a Poll or Trivia Overlay

Learn how to broadcast a poll or trivia overlay.

Poll the audience, ask a trivia question, or have users make a prediction in real-time with Poll and Trivia overlays. These overlays function similarly. The average engagement rate for multiple-choice questions is 30-50%. Check out examples for desktop and mobile for more insight.

Follow the directions below when broadcasting or creating a poll or trivia question.

Create and Broadcast a Poll or Trivia Overlay

  1. Select "Channels" from the Admin Navigation Bar and then the select the channel you'd like the overlay to appear on
  2. Click "Overlays" from the admin bar under "Channel Settings"
  3. Click "Catalog" at the top of your overlays menu

  4. Click the preview button next to the overlay to see an example of this overlay in your channel (it must be in TV mode to see previews): 
  5. Click the image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-17-31-50-PM button to select a previously created question or to create a new one
  6. Click the image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-17-31-50-PM button to select a poll or trivia question
    • Another option is to click "New Question" in the top right of the modal to create a poll/trivia question)
    • If creating a new question, enter a name for the question and type the questions below
  7. Toggle "Show Numbers" on if you want participants to see the number of votes cast for each option
  8. If you are creating a Trivia question, enter the "Correct Option" from your list below
  9. Enter answer options and images (optional)
  10. You can have 2, 4, or 6 poll options and 2 or 4 trivia options. To add/remove options click "Add 2 Options" or "Remove 2 Options" below your last option shown
  11. Once you’ve completed your poll options, click Save in the top right corner of the modal
  12. Your new question will now be listed as an option. Click the image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-17-31-50-PM sign to add it to your poll overlay or the edit button to make changes:
  13. You will be shown a preview of your poll if your channel is in TV mode
  14. Enter the duration of time you’d like your poll to appear on the screen (Note: We recommend 30-60 seconds, but the default duration is 20 seconds)
  15. Toggle ‘All channels’ on if you want your raffle overlay to appear over all channel videos
  16. Click the yellow broadcast button image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-10-31-14-PM to push your overlay live (Note: The stats above your message cannot be seen by viewers)