How to Create a Poll in Facebook

Facebook polls are the best way to gather opinions about specific issues from your friends and followers. Whether you need to find out what your customers think about a new idea or want to inject some humor into a friendship group, you can create a customized poll.

How to Create a Poll in Facebook

In this article, we’ll explain how to create Facebook polls via various devices, for features including Facebook Stories, Messenger group chats, and events.

How to Create a Poll in a Facebook Story

To find out what people are thinking about 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 “Poll” card.
  5. Enter your question, then to customize the answers tap “Yes” or “No.”
  6. Once you’re happy with your poll, in the top right tap “Next” 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 “Poll” card.
  5. Type your question, then customize the answers using “Yes” or “No.”
  6. Once you’re happy with it, in the top right tap “Done” then “Share to story.”

PC

The option to create polls for Facebook Stories is not available via desktop. Sign in to Facebook using a mobile device to follow the above steps.

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 yours:

iPhone

  1. Sign in to your Facebook business page.
  2. In the “Write a Post…” box, tap on the ellipsis icon to expand the different post types.
  3. Tap “Poll” then enter your questions and answers. Add images or GIFs if you wish.
  4. Decide how l ong you want youqqr Poll to run for.
  5. Promote the poll by tapping “Promote.”
  6. When you’re happy with your poll, tap “Post” to launch it. It will appear on your page as a status update.

Android

  1. Open the Facebook app and sign in to your business page.
  2. In the “Write a Post…” box, tap the ellipsis icon.
  3. Choose “Poll” then type your questions and answers. You can also add images or GIFs if you want.
  4. Say how long you want it to run for.
  5. To promote the poll, hit “Promote.”
  6. Once you’re happy with it, tap “Post” to launch it. It will show up on your page as a status update.

PC

The option to create polls on your business page is not available from a desktop. Access 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 via the mobile and desktop app. Follow the steps below to design your group poll:

iPhone

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon on the bottom right.
  3. Tap “Groups” then “Your groups.”
  4. Tap on the group for your poll.
  5. Tap “Write something…” then choose “Poll.”
  6. Enter a question, then tap “Add a poll option….” for your participants to choose.
  7. When you’re with the result, tap “Post.”

Android

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. At the top right, tap the hamburger icon.
  3. Tap “Groups” then “Your groups.”
  4. Select the group for your poll.
  5. Tap on “Write something…” then select “Poll.”
  6. Type a question, then tap “Add a poll option….”
  7. Once you’re to post, hit “Post.”

PC

  1. Sign in to Facebook on your desktop.
  2. Go to your “News Feed,” then from the left menu select “Groups.”
  3. Click on your poll group.
  4. To create your post, click the “What ‘s on your mind (Name)?” section.
  5. From the pop-up, go to the “Add to your post” section.
  6. Click the three-dotted icon for more options.
  7. In the bottom right, select “Poll.”
  8. Now enter your questions and options.
  9. Once complete, select “Poll Options.”
  10. Here you can decide if participants can add options and vote for more than one option.
  11. When you’re done click “Post.”

How to Create a Poll in Facebook Messenger

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

iPhone

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. In the “Messenger” window, go to your group chat.
  3. Near the bottom left, tap the blue plus sign icon.
  4. Tap on the poll icon.
  5. Beneath “Question” and “Options” enter your questions and the options to choose.
  6. Once you’re happy with the poll, tap “Create Poll.”

Android

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

PC

  1. Sign in to “Messenger” via messenger.com.
  2. Find then open the group chat.
  3. Click the blue plus sign icon, near the bottom left.
  4. Click the blue “Poll” icon.
  5. Type the question you wish to ask the group in the text box.
  6. Type the options to choose from.
  7. Click “Create Poll” 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. Ensure you’re creating it as the host so people are notified of your new poll. Follow the steps below using your mobile or computer:

 iPhone

  1. Sign in to the Facebook app.
  2. Tap “Events” on the left. If you can’t see the events icon, tap the expand button and scroll down.
  3. Now go to the “Events” tab.
  4. Tap the event then the “Discussion” tab.
  5. Select “Add a Post.”
  6. From the new window, tap the “Poll” icon on the right. If you can’t see it, tap the three-dotted icon for more options.
  7. From the “Create a post” screen, enter your questions and answers.
  8. Tap “+Add Option” to add more options.
  9. To allow participants 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 “Post” to publish it to your event’s page.

Android

  1. Sign in to the Facebook app.
  2. Tap “Events” on the left. If the icon isn’t available, tap the expand button and scroll down.
  3. Navigate to the “Events” tab.
  4. Tap the event, then the “Discussion” tab.
  5. Choose “Add a Post.”
  6. On the right of the new window, tap the “Poll” icon. If you can’t see it, tap the three-dotted icon for more options.
  7. From the “Create a post” screen, type your poll questions and responses.
  8. Tap “+Add Option” to enter more options.
  9. To allow participants to add options and enable or disable the option to select multiple answers, tap “Poll Options.”
  10. When you’re happy with it, tap “Post” to publish it on your event’s page.

PC

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click on “Events” from the left menu.
  3. Go to the Event page you want to create the poll for.
  4. Below the posting box, click the “Create Poll” option.
  5. In the “Ask something…” textbox, enter your poll question.
  6. Enter the options to choose from in the “Add option” textboxes.
  7. In the “Poll Options” dropdown select whether you want participants to vote using multiple options.
  8. Once you’re happy with it, hit “Post” to publish now. To set a time for publishing, click “Schedule” from the arrow button at the bottom right.

Surveying Thoughts on Facebook

Facebook opinion polls are the perfect way to find out people’s thoughts on a question you may have. They encourage engagement and potentially increase traffic to your page.

You can create a poll via 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, what topics would you be interested in polling on? Let us know in the comments section below.

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