Kahoot 10 Player Limit Solution

July 27th, 2020

The Kahoot logo on a green background.

Kahoot made the interesting decision to lower the player cap for free accounts to 10 players.

After writing my guide on How to set up a large scale Kahoot, I’ve been noticing lots of inbound Google search queries for the Kahoot 10 player limit.

It does appear that at this time, Kahoot has made the player limit for free accounts 10 players, with paid options for 20, 50, or more players.

There is, however, a workaround. Kahoot notes on Reddit that while they did indeed lower the player cap to 10 on free accounts, the player cap for education (student/teacher) accounts remains at 1,000.

Kahoot via Reddit: "Kahoot! will always be free for teachers and students, and you can continue playing Kahoot! in class the same way you always have! The player limit for schools is 1000 btw."

The solution is to change your account to a student or teacher account, depending on the type of education account you need.

Go to Account Settings, and on the right-hand side, change the account type from Home or Business to Teacher or Student.

Here the account type is set to home. From the drop down, select student.

Here the account type is set to home. From the drop-down, select student.

It’s worth noting that the drop-down will then become disabled and you will not be able to set your account back to being a home or business account.

One thing I noted is that the dropdown can be enabled by removing the disabled property using inspect element and further changes to the account type are actually saved. I suspect this is not intentional and is probably just poor programming so don’t count on this to return your account to a home or business account.

Once you change your account type, you should be able to host more than 10 players.

The greyed out account type dropdown.

The account type dropdown becomes disabled once switched to a student account.


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