Icebreakers on Heylo are interactive prompts or questions designed to initiate conversations and engage members within a group. They serve as conversation starters and help break the initial barriers in connecting with others. Icebreakers aim to create a friendly and welcoming environment where members can share their thoughts, experiences, and interests.
A group admin on Heylo can set icebreakers for their group from admin settings. Up to six icebreakers can be selected. Responses are private to the group - only other group members and admins can see icebreaker responses. Completing an icebreaker is recommended and promoted, but not required.
A member can complete their icebreakers by navigating to the members tab and selecting their name from the top left. All responses are visible to other members of the group and searchable in the member directory.
Icebreakers are structured as prompts instead of questions to keep responses succinct. Instead of asking, “Where is your hometown?”, just prompt, “Hometown”. Here are a few examples of icebreakers for a hiking group:
- Favorite hike
- Current gear
- Dream destination
Icebreakers promote a more interactive and inclusive group environment, which allows members to get to know each other better and build stronger relationships.