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50+ Best Icebreaker Questions for Virtual Meetings

In-person and remote teams alike can all benefit from some good team icebreaker questions. Strapped for what to ask? Lucky for you, Confetti’s got the ultimate list of icebreaker questions for work.

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What are fun virtual icebreakers? 💭

The word “icebreakers” usually conjures up a mental image of an awkward conversation, boring questions, and wishing you were just about anywhere else. But let’s reframe what fun icebreaker questions can do for your organization and your team! 🙌

💡 Your teams are composed of people from all walks of life, with different skill sets, communication styles, and stories to tell. Can you imagine the work (and fun) that could get done if each team member could understand each other just a little bit better?

But bringing a team of different people together for a common cause is a little more complicated than hosting a daily stand-up meeting or sitting teams in coworking sessions. Sometimes, a good round of (actually fun, non-yawn-inducing) icebreaker questions can do the trick.

On top of that, a round of good icebreaker questions can:

  • Encourage virtual team building 🤝
  • Allow your teams to learn about each other and take an interest in new skills 🤓
  • Open up the floor for empathy and understanding in the workplace 🫂
  • Help employees who are working from home experience team bonding 👯

At Confetti, interesting and funny icebreakers are kind of our specialty. Second to team-building, of course. All of our games and activities are designed by experts to bring your teams closer together and help them work better as a cohesive unit.

So, let’s get into some of our G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) icebreaker questions:

66 icebreaker questions your team will love 💪

What’s your middle name?

What’s your favorite food?

Booooo. Let’s skip to the good stuff. 🤩 When it comes to icebreakers, we want icebreaker questions for work that will induce giggles and facilitate deeper connections and conversations.

Our top favorite icebreakers 😍

1. What are the top 3 items on your bucket list?

2. What’s your favorite way to unwind after work?

3. What song do you embarrassingly know every word to?

4. What fashion trend are you glad is gone?

5. What fashion trend would you like to see come back?

6. What’s been your favorite team moment at work so far?

Most common icebreaker questions 👍

7. What’s your “comfort” movie or TV show?

8. What did you eat for breakfast?

9. What’s your go to karaoke song?

10. What is your biggest guilty pleasure TV show?

11. What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

"Get to know you" icebreaker questions 🤔

12. Would the person you are now be friends with your middle school self?

13. If you were in a circus, what would your act be?

14. Describe your high school experience in one word.

15. What’s your favorite quote, and where’s it from?

16. What quirk did your parents have growing up that you thought was weird or annoying that you now find yourself doing?

Work-related icebreaker questions 💼

17. What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever been given?

18. If you had an extra hour every day, how would you use it?

19. What was your very first job?

20. What piece of advice has helped your career the most?

21. If you could work your current job from anywhere in the world, where would you work?

22. Who’s your professional inspiration?

Easy and fun virtual icebreaker questions 🎉

23. Are you a dog person or a cat person? Why?

24. If you were a baseball player, what would your entrance theme song be?

25. What would your “cartoon character” outfit be?

26. What’s your all-time favorite TV show?

27. What’s the worst movie someone has ever told you that you “HAVE” to see?

28. What’s the best prank you ever pulled?

Funny icebreaker questions 😂

29. The zombie apocalypse is coming – what 3 co-workers MUST be on your team?

30. If you were left on a deserted island with either your worst enemy or no one, which would you choose? Why?

31. What are your top 3 emojis?

32. If you could clone yourself, what would your clone be doing right now?

33. If you were on a reality show like The Real Housewives, what would your tagline be?

Unique icebreaker questions 👀

34. Would you go on a UFO if you were invited?

35. Be honest — if you don’t tuck your feet under the blanket at night, do you think a monster will get them?

36. Who on your team is the R2D2 to your C3P0?

37. What’s a GIF that describes your week?

38. Would you rather go back in time to meet your ancestors or go to the future and meet your descendants?

Weird icebreaker questions 😯

39. If you could only eat ice cream or pudding for the rest of your life, which one would you pick? What flavor?

40. The object to your left is your weapon in the apocalypse. What is it, and do you think it will help?

41. Would you rather live in the ocean or on the moon? Why?

42. Quick! Open the last book you read, turn to page 65, and give us the line out of context.

Travel icebreaker questions 🗺

43. What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

44. What is the one place you’re dying to visit?

45. Where did you go on your honeymoon? Or, what’s your dream honeymoon destination?

46. Would you rather travel by car or plane?

47. Do you prefer to stay in a hotel or an AirBNB?

Pop culture icebreaker questions 🎤

48. What musician have you most consistently listened to throughout your life?

49. What is the best song from your Spotify Discover weekly?

50. If you had to swap places with one celebrity for a week, who would you pick?

51. What fictional world would you want to live in?

52. What song makes you want to roll the windows down and sing along?

53. Have you ever met your idol or someone you look up to?

Hypothetical icebreaker questions 🧐

54. If you could see one movie again for the first time, which would you pick?

55. If you could snap your fingers and become THE expert in one topic, what would you choose?

56. If you could create a movie guaranteed to be an Oscar winner, what would it be about?

57. If you could change your name right now, would you? What would your new name be?

58. What topic could you give a TedTalk on right now?

59. If you could control the thoughts and actions of one person for 24 hours who would it be?

"Would you rather” icebreaker questions ⚖️

60. Would you rather always be 15 minutes late or 1 hour early?

61. Would you rather have a maid or a personal chef?

62. Would you rather find a rat in your kitchen or a roach in your bed?

63. Would you rather have to hunt for your own meat or never eat meat again?

64. Would you rather spend a year completely alone or a year with the most talkative person you know?

Deep icebreakers 🤫

65. What is your biggest goal for yourself in the next 5 years?

66. What book, movie, or work of art has made the biggest impact on you?

67. What’s the most important part of life to you?

68. Do you believe in soulmates?

69. What is the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

70. If you could know the answer to one question, what would it be? 

Confetti helps break the ice 🧊

With a little help from Confetti, you can breeze past the awkward small talk and skip ahead to the good stuff–a team that knows how to work together cohesively and productively. Breaking the ice is about more than helping your team loosen up; it’s about helping your employees be more comfortable and communicative with one another.

If the questions alone aren’t enough, check out a few of our signature ice breaking games like Water Cooler. These conversation starting activities are sure to bring your team together. And we’ll plan it for you!

Book your Team Building event with Confetti!

Frequently Asked Questions ❓

How do you start a video call by breaking the ice? 

The best first step is to bookmark this page. Here, you’ll find the only list of work-friendly virtual icebreakers you’ll ever need to start every meeting off on the right foot.

How can I introduce icebreakers without making them feel forced?

Introduce icebreakers organically by framing them as opportunities for team building and relationship building rather than mandatory activities. Encourage participation but respect everyone's comfort levels and preferences.‍

How can I ensure icebreakers are inclusive for all employees?

Choose icebreaker questions accessible to everyone regardless of age, background, or ability. Try to avoid questions that may inadvertently exclude certain individuals or make anyone feel uncomfortable.

What are examples of other icebreaker team building activities? 🤨

Whether your virtual teams prefer hands-on activities or solving fun puzzles, Confetti has the activities you need to encourage teamwork and fun in the workplace. For more virtual icebreaker games, check out our Water Cooler games!

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