Add a quiz timer

Challenge your audience with our quiz timer!

We’re really excited about our timer feature – now you can add a burst of adrenaline to these types of quizzes:

Live quiz timer example

We created this quiz timer example about all things San Francisco-related – to show how a timer makes it easy to run a contest to collect more email addresses using our lead generation form.

How can you add a timer?

  1. Go to the ‘Customize’ step
  2. Click on the ‘Timer’ tab

‘Quiz timer’ or ‘question timer’ – what’s the difference?

Our quiz maker has two different timer options – time limits by quiz or by individual question.

Quiz timer

This sets a limit on the total time users have to complete the Riddle.

Here’s how scoring works:

  • Quiz: 0 points for each unanswered question. For example, User A answers three questions correctly, gets two wrong, and does not answer one. They would receive 3 pts (3 + 0 + 0).
  • Tap & find: 0 points for each item that is not found. Imagine User A finds all 3 clues on Q1, all 2 clues Q2, 1 clue on Q3 before time runs out. They would receive 6 pts (3 + 2 + 1).
  • Personality test: if the time runs out, your audience members will not receive a result. Instead, they will be prompted to try again.
    • Why? Personality test results are based on a user’s overall responses – answering only some questions will not be accurate.

Question timer

Instead of a total time for the quiz, you can set a limit on the time users have for each question.

quiz timer

In this example, your audience will have 8 seconds to answer each question. The timer warning will flash at 3 seconds – so they have time to make a guess before time runs out.

Individual question timer

You can also set different time limits for each question.

For example, you can start easy, then get difficult (Q1: 10 seconds, Q2: 8 seconds, etc.).

quiz timer

IMPT: You can use either or both timers – depending on your quiz objectives. 

Chelsea FC quiz timer example

Pro football (or soccer if you’re from the U.S.) powerhouse Chelsea is brilliant at constantly coming up with new ways to engage their passionate fans.

They added a timer to their pre-game quiz for their match against their cross-town rivals Arsenal:

Simple to add, and powerfully effective – their team used our quiz analytics module to see that the quiz timer seriously boosted their completion rates and viral sharing!

Any questions?

Our entire team is passionate about helping our community – so just ask us anything quiz marketing-related via our support chat.

We’re (kind of) like the quiz equivalent of Batman. Our mobile phones or laptops all light up when we get a question – and it’s a race to see who answers first.