Add images to your polls or quiz questions

  • 24 August 2020
  • 9 replies

Userlevel 3

Whether you wish to test the knowledge of your participants, gather their insights, or let them vote on an idea using an image, you can easily include it in your poll or quiz question.


Available in our Engage plan and higher.



Adding an image to your poll is simple:

  1. Go to Polls
  2. Select your Poll type
  3. Type in your question
  4. Click the picture icon and upload the image from your computer
  5. Alternatively, you can choose an image in the built-in library from Pexels or GIPHY, skipping step 4.

You can also choose whether you want to show the image with poll results (50:50) side-by-side in Present mode, or display them separately. 


We support all common graphic formats like .jpeg, .png, .webp, .gif, and .tiff, with a maximum size of 10 MB. Please note that the image will display as static after the upload (e.g. gifs won’t move). 

To add a picture to an existing poll, simply click the three vertical dots next to your poll and select Edit. You can change or delete your image anytime by clicking on it:


This is how your participants see an image poll:


Based on your settings, this is how it displays in Present mode:

Showing results separately


Showing image and results in one view



Curious about more?

9 replies

When I add a picture to the slide - it shows up in the middle of the slide - looks great. Sometimes.

Other times it ends up in the title of the slide and never goes back to the main image of the slide. I think this on purpose when I do “Show results”.

Is there a way to preview the slide without it moving the picture because the only way I can get the picture to be in the middle of the slide is to delete it and create a new one.


- Rob


I would like to create a poll where participants just make a choice between 4 pictures (as an ice breaker using wether illustrations). Is it possible to do that ?

Thank you to all


Userlevel 4

Hi @PhD-Paris,

Unfortunately, you can only upload one picture to an image poll and only have text as options for your participants to choose from.

As a workaround, we see a lot of our customers making a collage of multiple pictures and putting them in one, you can also put numbers or letters in the corners of each picture and then have these letters as options of the poll to click on. 


Please let me know if my explanation makes sense! :) 

OK. Thank you : I’ll do that…


Userlevel 2

Hi, @rbergin,

I moved your post here to give you an update: it is now possible to display poll results together with an image! When creating a poll, you can simply select to show the image with poll results (50:50) side-by-side in Present mode as explained in the article. 

Hope it helps!

Hi, I’d like to add a picture when the results are revealed - as part of the answer. Is there a way to do this or a workaround that will allow me to share this picture (but not before voting has closed)?

Userlevel 2

Hi, @F_iona

Do I understand it correctly, that you would like to display the picture after the voting is done, e.g. to explain the results? If so, then although it’s a great idea, we do not have this option for our polls at the moment. 

To make sure our product teams take this suggestion for consideration in the future, I’m forwarding this as a feature request to them. Please, if you do have any more details about your use case, we’d appreciate your feedback.

Hello there,

  • Could you kindly share the exact specs for uploading an image into a poll question? For instance how many pixels the image should be to fit properly and fully into the side window for the “show image results side by side” option without having a space on top and  bottom of the image  ?
  • Also the above guidelines show two options which have been updated to “show image results side by side” or “show image before results” 🙂 I understand that refers to the same thing but initially it was confusing
  • On the “show image before results” if I hide the results the image initially appears on the bottom in a large image and then when I show the results the image appears next to the question (with the results on the bottom) in a small window however the image is cut. Could you please again share what the exact specs required for this would be so the image would appear in full?

Many thanks & Kind Regards


Userlevel 4

Hi @VMteam,

Great questions all round! :)

Images with an aspect ratio of (or close to) 3:2 are the best fit for image polls. Slido is designed to fit your image as best as it can, but having no space at the top or bottom is almost impossible.

Thank you for pointing out the outdated picture! We are now in the process of updating our pictures and gifs, so we’ll keep this one in mind.

Let me know if you need anything else.