How Kahoot! works

The Kahoot! experience

Create a kahoot in minutes, and discover how Kahoot! boosts engagement in everything from training and events to presentations and meetings.


Create in minutes

Start from scratch or use a pre-designed template. Choose from various question types and add images and videos to boost engagement.

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Present live, remotely or in-person

Present a live kahoot in-person on a shared screen or remotely via video conference. Participants answer questions on their own device. Questions appear on the shared screen or, optionally, on both the shared screen and the participants’ devices.

  • Boost engagement by gamifying any topic
  • Create an interactive, social learning environment
  • Present kahoots on any video conference platform
  • Play a live demo

Learn how Kahoot! integrates with MS Teams and can be used with other video conferencing tools!

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Assign self-paced challenges

Participants complete self-paced challenges asynchronously anywhere, anytime – on desktop or mobile. Questions and answers appear on the learner’s device.

  • Reinforce learnings from live training sessions
  • Engage an audience before and after an event
  • Keep remote workers up to date with training
  • Share with colleagues within Microsoft Teams
  • Link several kahoots and assign self-paced courses

Play a self-paced demo!

View kahoot reports

Identify the player behind the nickname, track progress, spot knowledge gaps, and get actionable insights with Kahoot!’s powerful reports.

  • Get real-time feedback that sparks discussions
  • Ensure participants understood key topics
  • Use data to shape learning pathways
  • Improve future sessions based on feedback
  • Track participation and completion rates

Collaborate with colleagues

Ensure knowledge flows seamlessly through your team or organization by collaborating in a team space and groups.

  • Review content in a private team space
  • Keep content private or make it public
  • Reuse kahoots and questions from colleagues
  • Create groups of learners and assign training
  • Download and share reports with stakeholders

What is a Kahoot! host?

A Kahoot! host creates and/or hosts kahoots, assigns challenges for remote training, and tracks results with advanced reports. For example, it can be a trainer or a presenter. You require one license per host. After selecting “Buy now” or “Free trial,” you’ll be taken to the payment page where you can increase the number of licenses. You can also add licenses at any time after signing up. 

Can I share a log-in with a colleague?

No, each license of Kahoot! for business is limited to one user. Sharing a log-in will impact the user experience. Instead, we recommend that you share and co-create content with your colleagues in your safe and secure team space from separate log-ins. To join a team, ask the admin to add you to the team or reach out to us for support.

How many hosts can I invite?

The more team members you invite to create and host kahoots – the merrier! You need one license per host, and you can invite up to 10,000 hosts to your team. In your team space, hosts can share resources at scale by co-creating kahoots and sharing reports. Interested in a subscription for a large team? Contact us at to discuss enterprise plans.

Do I have to pay for participants to play kahoot?

No. Players don’t need an account or a business license to join your kahoots.

How many players can join a kahoot?

With Kahoot! 360 Pro, you can have up to 2,000 simultaneous players in one kahoot.

Can I use Kahoot! in languages other than English?

Yes! You can write questions and answers in any language to create a native language experience for participants. With the Kahoot! iOS or Android app, you can play, create, host kahoots, and assign self-paced challenges in Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Norwegian. More languages are coming soon to our apps and website!

What's the difference between a "regular" kahoot and an "identified" kahoot?

During a kahoot, players join using nicknames. Nicknames are fun and allow for anonymity in a kahoot. Depending on your plan, up to 2,000 players can join a kahoot using a nickname!

When you host a tournament or want to assign personalized learning, players can join using a nickname but are also identified with email or another parameter. Player identifiers are only visible to the host, allowing to measure training effectiveness over time. Identified kahoots are available with Kahoot! 360 Plus and Kahoot! 360 Pro.

Is there a free trial?

We offer a free trial on Kahoot! 360 Standard. You can cancel at any time and your credit card won’t be charged until the trial expires.

Do you offer any discounts for nonprofits or NGOs?

Yes! Registered nonprofits and NGOs can sign get a 50% discount. For more information, visit our nonprofit page.

What are interactive presentation features?

By importing slides and adding interactive questions and polls, you can create and deliver engaging presentations that everyone remembers. Our slide importer supports .ppt (PowerPoint), PDF (you can export Google Slides as PDFs), and .key (Keynote) formats. Interactive presentation features are available with Kahoot! 360 Presenter and Kahoot! 360 Pro. Read more about creating interactive presentations with Kahoot!.

How do businesses use Kahoot! to strengthen company culture?

Kahoot! helps teams – including remote and distributed teams – connect, share knowledge, and have fun. Learn more about how you can use Kahoot! to strengthen culture here.

I need Kahoot! for just one event. Is there a separate pricing plan for that?

Yes! See our offering for one-off events here.

Can I use the Basic (free) plan as a business?

With Kahoot! Basic, you can connect remote teams of up to 10 by playing any kahoot you find in our public library. You can create kahoots and assign them as self-paced challenges for up to 10 players. You can only host kahoots that you’ve created with up to 3 players. To increase your player limit and unlock additional features, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan.

Can I upgrade to another plan after I sign up?

Yes, you can upgrade any time. Click “upgrade now” at any time or contact us.

Can I use Kahoot! to survey the audience?

Yes, with the polls and word clouds,  you can gather participants’ feedback in real time.

How do all these advanced features work?

Check out our YouTube playlist with a series of video tutorials that will show you how you can brand your kahoots, assign challenges, etc.

What is “player identifier”?

Player identifier is a feature that allows you to identify players from kahoot to kahoot. Players are asked to enter their email address (or a custom identifier of your choosing) when they join your kahoot. This identifier shows in reports and allows you to use our “combined report” feature.

If players use our Android or iOS app to join, their identifier is saved after the first time they enter it so they won’t have to enter it again when joining your kahoots in the future.

What is a “tournament” and a "combined report"?

A tournament allows you to combine scores from multiple, identified kahoots into one report. You can quickly compile a multi-kahoot “tournament” leaderboard and podium. You can only combine reports from kahoots that had “player identifier” on, as player identifiers are necessary to collate data.

What is “personalized learning”?

Personalized learning uses proven learning methods such as spacing and testing to help learners retain information and master content. After a live kahoot, our Android or iOS app will encourage players to repeat questions they got wrong. The app will space these repeats out over the course of seven days. Each time, questions they answer incorrectly are asked again until they answer correctly. As the host, you can see from your kahoot’s advanced report leaderboard each player’s progress through personalized learning.

Can I buy just one license?

Absolutely! You’re on the right page. Just scroll up and choose the right plan for you. Check out our blog and YouTube channel for some top tips. If you have any questions, contact us at