How to enable multiple answers in word clouds in surveys

  • 5 September 2022
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The word cloud question in a survey allows only one answer. Any chance to enable multiple answers?



Best answer by Meggie from Slido 6 September 2022, 18:44

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Hey @Juraj S,

Yes, you can enable multiple answers by clicking on ‘Allow multiple answers’ next to the word cloud question in a survey.



Hope this helps! :)

Hi Meggie, thanks for quick response. Actually I do see this option as shown in your screenshot in a poll but not survey. I am acting as collaborator under professional license. Any idea why not?


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Hi @Juraj S,

That’s a good spot! Sorry, I did not notice that this option disappears as soon as you add more polls to the survey.

After checking with our product team, I found out that adding multiple answers isn’t possible in word clouds and open text polls in surveys. Instead. you could add another word cloud poll that lets participants submit another answer. You could then export the results and combine answers from both word clouds in Excel or Google sheets.

Hope this helps and sorry again for my incorrect advice above - even we discover Slido features every now and then :) 

A less than ideal workaround is to get the participant to enter multiple words as a single enter delimited by “commas and spaces”. E.g. “happy, satisfied, excited”. These appears as multiple individual words in the word cloud display. Take note of the spaces. “very happy” ends up as “veryhappy”; hypens and underscores do not help.