Kahoot is an interactive platform that lets users either play quizzes together or build their own ones and then play them.
It's kind of like when your teacher would let you play a game at the end of class, but it's an app.
It's become a popular teaching tool in schools and with students. And, of course, there are Kahoot memes.
And there's a whole thing about picking a good username when you play.
In fact, the game has become so popular, people now stream games on Twitch.
But since the game has grown in popularity over the past year, some students have begun trying to "hack" the game.
Some people just do this just for fun; others try to crash the session.
"I do it for fun. The teachers usually don't get mad — they'll be confused why there are more people in the chat than in the class," said Des Torres, an 18-year-old from Ohio.
However, there are now also websites and people on Twitter who say that they can send bots into games, adding sometimes dozens of extra players, thus overloading and crashing games.
BuzzFeed News tried out Kahoot.Ninja and managed to spawn around 20 bots into a game. The crash button did not work, though, and the bots did not overload the game.
Yo is anyone late night streaming kahoot? Cause I want to ruin someone’s stream filled with ton of bots. And I have app as well to send bots from my phone. Someone please hmu if theirs any kahoot streamers out their.
And despite students saying it's just for fun, some teachers have voiced their frustration at the bots.
@aliceleung Unfortunately some of our students have found ways to run bots and spam a Kahoot! to make it crash :( #partypoopers
“Yes, we’re aware and it’s a rare occurrence,” Kahoot's global head of communications, Falguni Bhuta, told BuzzFeed News. “For the off-chance it does happen, we made a two-step join-in process which verifies that are you a person, to make the experience better for teachers and students.”
@liberryninja Hi! It sounds like a student in your classroom hacked the kahoot with a bot program. You can try to use the 2-step join or the nickname generator 👉🏼 https://t.co/tTuRPb0SFc Enabling these options tends to confuse bots enough to not be able to enter the game. Hope this helps! :)