A lifeline is a form of aid which is given to contestants in all worldwide formats of the show. Most of the time, each lifeline can be used by the contestant only once during their game to help them on a particular question. However, contestants can usually use more than one lifeline during the same question in any order they want. Each lifeline has a different effect, and lots of contestants use them strategically (for example, not using a lifeline during the question after a safety net has been achieved, as it usually is a free shot).

Most formats use three lifelines available to the contestant (50:50, Phone-A-Friend and Ask the Audience being the most popular ones), however, some versions offer more lifelines (sometimes added in after a certain point) and some may even have less than three of them in total.

List of LifelinesEdit

  1. 50:50
  2. Phone-A-Friend
  3. Ask the Audience (Audience Poll)
  4. Switch the Question
  5. Ask the Expert
  6. Double Dip
  7. Three Wise Men
  8. Flip
  9. Extra Help
  10. Plus One
  11. Crystal Ball
  12. Ask One/Three of the Audience
  13. Pass
  14. Ask A Friend
  15. Cut the Question
  16. Power Paplu
  17. Code Red
  18. Chat Room
  19. Ask the Host