How to Create a Poll on Facebook

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Facebook polls are the best way to gather opinions from your friends and followers on specific issues. Whether you need to know what your customers think of a new idea or want to inject some humor into a friendship group, you can create a custom survey.

In this article, we'll explain how to create Facebook polls through various devices, for features like Facebook Stories, Messenger Group Chats, and Events.


How to create a poll in a Facebook story

To find out what people think of one of your Facebook stories, follow the steps below to add a poll to it via the mobile app:


iPhone

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon to go to your page.
  3. At the top of your 'News Feed', tap the 'Add Story' icon.
  4. Swipe left until you see the "Survey" card.
  5. Enter your question, then to customize the answers, press "Yes" or "No".
  6. Once you're happy with your poll, at the top right, tap "Next" and then "Share to story."

Android

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. Go to your page by tapping the hamburger icon.
  3. At the top of your 'News Feed', tap the 'Add Story' icon.
  4. Swipe left until you get to the "Survey" card.
  5. Type in your question, then customize the answers using "Yes" or "No".
  6. Once you're happy with it, tap "Done" at the top right and then "Share to story".

computer

The option to create polls for Facebook stories is not available through desktop. Log in to Facebook using a mobile device to follow the steps above.



How to create a poll on a Facebook page

Polls can be created on business pages only from the mobile app. Follow these steps to create your own:

iPhone

  1. Log in to your Facebook business page.
  2. In the "Write a message..." area, tap the ellipsis icon to expand the different message types.
  3. Tap "Poll," then enter your questions and answers. Add images or GIFs if desired.
  4. Decide how long you want youqqr Poll to run.
  5. Promote the survey by tapping "Promote".
  6. When you're happy with your survey, tap "Publish" to launch it. It will appear on your page as a status update.

Android

  1. Open the Facebook app and log in to your business page.
  2. In the "Write a message..." box, tap the ellipsis icon.
  3. Choose "Survey", then enter your questions and answers. You can also add images or GIFs if you want.
  4. Say how long you want it to run.
  5. To promote the survey, click "Promote".
  6. Once you're happy with it, tap "Publish" to launch it. It will appear on your page as a status update.

computer

The option to create polls on your company page is not available from a desktop computer. Go to your Facebook business page via a mobile device, then follow the steps above.

How to create a poll in a Facebook group

Facebook group polls can be created through the mobile and desktop app. Follow the steps below to design your group survey:



iPhone

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon in the bottom right.
  3. Tap on “Groups” then on “Your groups”.
  4. Tap the group for your poll.
  5. Tap "Write something...", then choose "Poll".
  6. Enter a question, then tap "Add poll option...". chosen by your participants.
  7. When you are with the result, press "Publish".

Android

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. At the top right, tap the hamburger icon.
  3. Tap on “Groups” then on “Your groups”.
  4. Select the group for your survey.
  5. Tap "Write something...", then select "Poll".
  6. Type in a question, then tap “Add poll option…”.
  7. Once you need to publish, press "Publish".

computer

  1. Connect to Facebook on your desktop.
  2. Go to your "News Feed", then in the left menu, select "Groups".
  3. Click on your poll group.
  4. To create your message, click on the link "What are you thinking (Name)?" » section.
  5. In the pop-up window, navigate to the “Add to your post” section.
  6. Click the three dots icon for more options.
  7. At the bottom right, select “Poll”.
  8. Now enter your questions and options.
  9. When done, select “Survey Options”.
  10. Here you can decide whether participants can add options and vote for multiple options.
  11. When you're done, click "Publish".

How to Create a Poll in Facebook Messenger

You can create an opinion poll for your group discussions via Facebook Messenger. Here's how to design a survey using the mobile and desktop app:



iPhone

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. In the "Messenger" window, navigate to your group chat.
  3. At the bottom left, tap the blue plus sign icon.
  4. Tap the poll icon.
  5. Under "Question" and "Options", enter your questions and the options to choose from.
  6. Once you're happy with the poll, tap "Create Poll."

Android

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the blue four-dot icon at the bottom left.
  3. Tap the “Polls” icon.
  4. Under 'Question' and 'Options', enter your questions and the options to choose from.
  5. When you're done, tap "Create Poll."

computer

  1. Log in to "Messenger" via messenger.com.
  2. Find and then open the group chat.
  3. Click the blue plus sign icon, bottom left.
  4. Click on the blue "Survey" icon.
  5. Type the question you want to ask the group in the text box.
  6. Type the options to choose from.
  7. Click "Create Survey" once you're happy with it.

How to create a poll for a Facebook event

You can create a poll before or after a Facebook event. Be sure to create it as a host so people know about your new poll. Follow the steps below using your mobile or computer:

iPhone

  1. Log into the Facebook app.
  2. Tap "Events" on the left. If you don't see the events icon, tap the expand button and scroll down.
  3. Now go to the "Events" tab.
  4. Tap on the event and then on the "Discussion" tab.
  5. Select "Add message".
  6. In the new window, tap the “Poll” icon on the right. If you don't see it, tap the three-dot icon for more options.
  7. From the "Create Message" screen, enter your questions and answers.
  8. Tap "+ Add option" to add more options.
  9. To allow respondents to add options and enable or disable the option to select multiple responses, tap "Poll options".
  10. Once you're happy with your poll, tap "Publish" to post it to your event page.

Android

  1. Log into the Facebook app.
  2. Tap "Events" on the left. If the icon is not available, tap the expand button and scroll down.
  3. Go to the "Events" tab.
  4. Tap the event, then tap the "Discussion" tab.
  5. Choose “Add message”.
  6. To the right of the new window, tap the “Poll” icon. If you don't see it, tap the three-dot icon for more options.
  7. From the "Create Message" screen, enter your survey questions and answers.
  8. Tap "+ Add option" to enter more options.
  9. To allow respondents to add options and enable or disable the option to select multiple responses, tap "Poll options".
  10. When you're happy with it, tap "Publish" to post it to your event page.

computer

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Click on "Events" in the left menu.
  3. Navigate to the Event Page for which you want to create the poll.
  4. Below the post box, click on the “Create Poll” option.
  5. In the "Ask something..." text box, enter your poll question.
  6. Enter the options to choose from in the "Add an option" text boxes.
  7. In the "Polling options" drop-down list, select if you want participants to vote using multiple options.
  8. Once you're happy with it, tap "Publish" to publish now. To set a posting time, click “Schedule” from the bottom right arrow button.

Polling Thoughts on Facebook

Facebook opinion polls are the perfect way to find out what people think about a question you might have. They encourage engagement and potentially increase traffic to your page.

You can create a poll through the mobile app and some polls using a computer. To encourage engagement and shares, poll designs can include images, GIFs, and other effects for visual appeal and entertainment.

Are you a fan of polls? If so, on what topics would you be interested in a survey? Let us know in the comments section below.

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