How to Create a Poll on Facebook.
Polls are a handy tool for gathering other people’s opinions. Considering the amount of opinions you can gather on social media, that makes Facebook a good place to create a poll, right?
It looks like Facebook’s polls feature has changed over time, which can make it hard to find. You used to be able to create a poll in Publishing Tools for a Facebook Page you manage. However, it is currently no longer available.
At the time of this writing, you can create a survey in a group that you belong to or manage. You can also create a smaller version of the poll when creating a story on mobile.
Let’s go over your options so you know where and how to create a poll on Facebook.
Create a Poll in a Facebook Group
If you are a member of or manage a Facebook group, you can create a survey on the Facebook website or mobile app. In addition, it would be ideal to collect the opinions of group members with similar interests.
Create an online survey
Go to Facebook.com, sign in and select the “Groups” tab at the top.Select a group on the left under “Groups you manage” or “Groups you’ve joined”.On the group page on the right, you can see the Poll item in the list below the Write something field where you would normally add a post. If so, select it.
If not, click inside the “Write Something” field to open the “Compose Message” window. Then click on the icon with three dots in the “More options” section and select “Poll”.
Add your question in the “Write something” field at the top.Enter your answers in the “Options” fields. If you have more than three answers, select “Add Option” to include more. If you change your mind, click the X on the right to delete it.
To the right of Add Option, select the gear icon to set up two polling controls. You can allow people to select multiple answers, allow everyone to add options (answers), or both.
Optionally, select an add-on from the “Add to post” section, such as an image, tag, or action.To schedule the poll to be posted, select the calendar icon in the lower right corner, select a date and time, and click Schedule.
If you’re not planning a survey, select Publish when you’re done.
Create a survey on your mobile device
You can create a poll in a group on the Facebook mobile app with all the same options as on the web.
Open the Facebook app on your device, select the “Menu” tab and select “Groups”.Select a group at the top, or tap “My Groups” and select the one you want.If you see “Poll” in the list below the text in the “Write something” field, select it. If not, tap the “Write something” field and select “Poll” from the pop-up window at the bottom of the screen.
Add your question in the Ask a Question field at the top.Enter your first answer in the Add Poll field. Press “Done” on your keyboard and enter the following answer. Continue until you have entered them all. If you change your mind about an answer, click the X on the right to delete it.To the right of the Add Poll field, tap the gear icon to customize other poll controls. You can allow people to select multiple answers, allow everyone to add options (answers), or allow both.
To schedule a poll to be published, click Schedule at the top, select a date and time, and click Save.When done, click Publish or Schedule if you have set a date and time.< /ol >
Create a Poll in Your Story
As mentioned, you can create a small version of a two-response survey for a personal Facebook account or business page that you manage by creating a story. Unfortunately, this option is currently only available on the Facebook mobile app for Android and iOS, not on the web.
Open the Facebook app, go to the “Home” tab and click “Create Story” at the top.Select the type of story you want to create. The poll feature works with all types except text.Create your story according to the type you chose above, but don’t post it yet.Tap the sticker icon at the top or right, whichever your type of story. Select Poll from the list of options on the Stickers tab.
You will then see a field to enter a question along with “Yes” and “No” answers. Enter your question and optionally select Yes or No to use your own text or keyboard emoji as your answer options.Tap Done at the top, and when you’re done creating your story, tap Share to Story ‘.
Although this poll is slightly different from the one you can create in a multiple choice group, it still gives you the option to ask a simple question and get one of two answers from your Facebook friends.
View Poll Results
No matter what type of survey you create and where, you can see the results by viewing the post or story.
For a group post, just view the poll post to see the number of votes for the answer and who voted.
For history, open your history to view the results, or swipe up on history to see the exact number of votes and who voted.
Keep in mind that Facebook Stories disappear from News Feed after 24 hours. However, if you save stories to your Facebook account archive, you can view them there after they disappear.
Now that you know how to create a poll on Facebook in a group with multiple answers or in a story with only two, it’s time to get the answers!
To learn more, learn how to poll Microsoft Teams during your meetings.
How to Create a Poll on Facebook
How to Create a Poll on Facebook