What's An Icebreaker Question and How Do I Set One Up in My Mighty Network?

To immediately get new members engaging in your Network, you can set up an Icebreaker Question. Your Icebreaker Question is the very first thing people see after joining. And it’s our most popular way to get folks contributing right out of the gate! The question will only show to new members of your Mighty Network. 

How to Create Your Icebreaker Question

If you’re on Community Plan or the Business Plan or higher, you may enable Polls and Questions under Network Settings > Content > Polls and Questions. Then, go to Network Settings > Premium Features > Icebreaker Question to create your question.

Once you create and save your Icebreaker Question, you can see how it looks to other members by clicking on View Answers


Your question can be drop-dead simple, to the point, and totally obvious. The magic is that an Icebreaker Question gets your members contributing as soon as they join. With their new answers, new notifications go out, which in turn brings people back for a second visit. 

Here are a few of our favorite icebreakers we've spotted in the wild:

  • What's one thing you want to get from a community of peers?
  • What is your #1 goal for this year?
  • Where do you want to be in five years?
  • What's one new thing you tried today? How'd it go?

We’ve also got a running list of our icebreaker questions right here in Mighty Community if you’re looking for more ideas-- check out those comments!

How to Edit or Change Your Icebreaker Question

You can change the Icebreaker Question anytime by clicking on the button that says "Ask a Different Question." Or, you can remove it altogether by turning off this feature.

The new Icebreaker Question you create will then be visible to new members as part of the onboarding process when they first join.

This question is also open for existing members to answer if they see it in their feed, or if they can find it via search! It exists exactly like a regular Question within your Mighty Network.

Updated July 2022

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