Live word cloud generator

Create a word cloud together with a class, group, or audience using mobile phones

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An unforgettable crowd-pleaser

You'll hear people gasp, laugh, and even applaud the first time they see their words growing and shrinking on the screen, along with everyone else's.

Type in a question, and present. Everyone texts in their answers with their phones, or uses the web to respond. The word cloud instantly jumps and grows on the big screen as you watch.

Pro tip: Take a screenshot. People often ask for it.

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This is how it works

Ask a question

Step 1

Ask your audience a question with the Poll Everywhere app

Receive responses from audience

Step 2

Audience answers in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers

See responses live

Step 3

See your response live on the web or in a PowerPoint presentation

How to create live word clouds

Magic bar

One-minute setup

Choose Word Cloud, type in your question, and get ready for the audience to join in.


Works in PowerPoint

Add your Word Cloud to PowerPoint as a Poll Slide, using a free add-in.

Text screen

Text to the screen

All you need is your presentation computer and a projector. All the crowd needs is their phones.

What can you do with a word cloud?


Gauge an emotional reaction

Use a word cloud to visualize the crowd's reaction to your presentation, or any other topic.

The most-used words grow largest on-screen. So you all get instant insight.


Use word clouds as icebreakers

A word cloud poll is a great way to get everyone talking and laughing together.

Pose a ridiculous question and ask for a one-word answer. Then let the games begin.


Boil down a big idea

Ask everyone to focus their thoughts on a big concept down to a single word.

This is a great way to start or finish a discussion. It gives participants a one-word takeaway to remember.

Start making live word clouds

Engage your audience in PowerPoint and on the web.