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Requirements for running Mentimeter

What is needed to run Mentimeter, and our recommendations for an optimal experience.

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Written by Johan Bengtsson
Updated over a week ago

All that is needed for you to start using Mentimeter is an internet-connected device. That's it! No installations, no downloads. As we're entirely browser-based, you can use Mentimeter on any device, in almost any context.

Of course, there are some factors that are important for an optimal experience: your device, web browser and internet connection.

Your device

We recommend that you use a desktop computer for setting up your questions and presenting. The usual way to present is to connect the computer to a projector, but feel free to try other ways!

Your Mentimeter presentations look absolutely best in widescreen (16:8 - 16:9 aspect ratio), but common projector formats such as 4:3 are also supported. All elements in your presentation rescale and reposition themselves automatically, so you never need to worry about having the wrong format.

For the voters, the most common is to simply use a smartphone. You can read more about recommended devices for voters in this article.

Your browser

Mentimeter supports all major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge). We strongly recommend you to always use the latest version - both because it's safer and because it will make Mentimeter (and all your other favorite software) run smoother. You can check what browser you're using here:

Your internet connection

The general requirements regarding bandwidth are as follow:

Number of participants - Recommended bandwidth

10 participants - 0.5 Mbit/s
50 participants - 2.5 Mbit/s
100 participants - 5 Mbit/s
500 participants - 15 Mbit/s
1000 participants - 30 Mbit/s

Our platform is designed for a large number of participants. If you are holding a presentation for a big audience, you can check out our pro tips for ensuring a great experience!

Requirements for running Mentimeter's PowerPoint add-in

The Mentimeter PowerPoint add-in requires write and read access to the PowerPoint document (for more specifications please visit our “Requirements for running the PowerPoint add-in” article here).

Minimum PowerPoint specifications:

  • Windows: Version 2111 (Build 14701.20060)

  • Mac: 16.55 (changed from 16.0)

  • PowerPoint Online: Not supported

  • Office On iPad: Not supported

  • Office on Windows (perpetual license, this is legacy): Not supported

What if something doesn't work as expected?

In case you run into any troubles, please visit our more detailed requirements page for information on setup. You can also perform a self-check on our diagnostics page. If you still don't find a solution feel free to reach out to the support team!

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