We make it easy to search and add images, videos, audio clips, animated gifs, and even Twitter posts.

Why add images or videos?

Pictures are powerful – adding high quality images to quizzes generate 56% better quiz completion rates.

Using video, audio, and GIFs is even better.

And we give you 11 different ways to search, browse, and add the perfect multimedia to your quiz – no coding required.

Curious about audio? Check out how the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers engaged their audience – with a clever use of audio clips of their top players.

What about video? We love this Premier League goal scoring example from the BBC (scroll down a bit) – video makes an abstract real to life.

In our media selector, simply click on one of the available media options and just search for whatever you need without ever leaving the site.

Video: Adding multimedia to your Riddle quiz

What types of images, audio, and video does Riddle support?

We currently support:

  1. Google:  The Amazon of Riddle’s image options, Google will show you a never-ending stream of pictures around any subject. You can also just paste in the URL of any Google Image into the search box.
  2. PexelsWe love these guys – they provide thousands of top quality, copyright and royalty-free images that are completely free to be use.
  3. Facebook: The 800lb gorilla among social networks, Facebook makes it easy to connect and use images from any account or page you manage.
  4. Giphy: Ah, Giphy – home of most of the millions of animated clips we all see online these days. They tend to be more humorous than serious – and used wisely, can provide a jolt of energy to your quiz experience.
  5. Audio: Easily upload your own audio clips – along with a background image. Great for ‘name that song’ or ‘who said that’ questions – and of course teachers and language instructors.
  6. YouTube: You can’t go wrong searching on YouTube. With something like 82 million videos, it’s a near-certainty that YouTube has a clip that’s perfect for your needs. (Heck, even if 40 million are of the internet-devouring cat variety, that’s still one heck of a lot of options!)
  7. Vimeo: A great alternative to YouTube – embed any Vimeo video. Set start/end points, auto-play, loop, and more.
  8. Videos (MP4): Want to avoid YouTube? You can also add your video files to Riddle directly – for a much cleaner interface, autoplay, plus no YouTube branding.
  9. YouTube: You can’t go wrong searching on YouTube. With something like 82 million videos, it’s a near-certainty that YouTube has a clip that’s perfect for your needs. (Heck, even if 40 million are of the internet-devouring cat variety, that’s still one heck of a lot of options!)
  10. Twitter: Embed any the URL of any public tweet from any account – a great way to tap into the Twitter zeitgeist and make your quiz super contemporary.
  11. Upload: You can always kick it old school – and go for the classic option of uploading your own images or animated GIFs. This is a good choice if you have your own subscription to a stock photo library like Shutterstock or iStockphoto.

Improving quiz loading times

We’ve added some great features to automatically keep your quizzes loading quickly – no matter how many pictures, video clips, or GIFs you use.

Automatic image compression: we automatically compress all images uploaded to Riddle by 80%, to make your quiz faster to load. No Photoshop needed.

  • Best practices: we recommend you use these suggested image file sizes.
  • (Compression only helps so much if you use a 10MB image – that’s a big 2MB even after compression. Using a 200KB file = just 40KB.)

Auto-convert GIFs to streaming videos: GIFs are super popular – and great for engagement. But they’re big files – and they’re slow to load, especially if you’re using several in a single Riddle.

  • Now we automatically convert any animated GIFs you upload (or use from Giphy) to MP4 videos (max file size: 7MB).
  • No loss of quality, and much faster experience, especially for mobile users on slower connections.

Lazy loading images: Our developers are always looking for clever ways to speed things up. Before, your users would need to wait until all your quiz questions and images loaded.

  • For a typical 10 question quiz, with a main image and 4 answer images – that’s 50 images; a hefty load if you’re on a slower 3G connection.
  • Lazy loading speeds this up – we load just two questions so your audience can start their quiz. We then ‘load as they go’ – loading 2-3 questions ahead of their progress. Neat, right?

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