How to Create a Poll on Facebook Group, Messenger, Story

Get the detailed idea on how to create poll on Facebook group, messenger, story.

How to Create a Poll on Facebook Group, Messenger, Story

Facebook Polls can assist you in determining your audience's concerns, what you should build next, and their actual feelings about your company. While it can help you in making more effective business decisions, Facebook Polls can also accomplish the following for your online presence:

  • Increase the engagement on your Facebook page (asking questions is one of the best ways to generate high engagement)
  • Assist you in overcoming the newsfeed algorithm without the use of advertisements
  • Create a strong sense of community surrounding your brand

On Facebook, you can create a poll to pose a question, edit the responses, and allow people to vote for their favorite alternative.

Remember that to create a poll on a Facebook Page; you must be an admin or editor.

How to Make a Facebook Poll?

You can no longer create a Facebook poll from your Newsfeed or timeline. For the time being, the only option to share a poll is through a Facebook Group, a story, an event page, or Messenger. However, you can also hire a social media manager that could help you make these polls interesting and engaging.

Facebook polls

⏩How to create a poll in a Facebook Group?

  1. Click Groups in the left menu and select your group from your Feed. If you don't see Groups, click See More.
How to create a poll in Facebook group

2. Click Create a public post/write something and click in the bottom right and select Poll.

How to create a poll in Facebook group
How to create a poll in Facebook group

3. Enter a question or poll sentence and then fill out the options. Then click Post to make the poll live.

How to create a poll in Facebook group

How to create a Facebook Poll in a Facebook group on Mobile

  • Tap the three stacked vertical lines in the bottom right of Facebook.
  • Tap Groups, then select a group you manage.
  • Next to “Write something…”, tab the circled ellipsis (three dots) and select “Create a Poll.”
  • Tap “Ask something…” and enter your question.
  • Tap + Add a poll option… to enter options for group members to select.
  • Tap the gear ⛭ icon to select whether you “Allow members to add options” or “Allow people to choose multiple options.”
  • Tap “Post.”

How to Post a Poll to a Facebook Story

To add a poll to a Facebook Story, you must use the Facebook iOS or Android app. This is because you can't create a poll in your Stories on Facebook's desktop edition.

To create a poll in a Facebook Story:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone.
  2. Tap Create Story at the top of the app screen. On the Create Story screen, tap Poll at the top. Or select a background or photo from your gallery and then click on the Sticker option.
How to create a poll on facebook story
How to create a poll on facebook story

3. The new poll screen appears. On this screen, tap Ask a Question and type the question for your poll.

How to create a poll on Facebook story

4. Tap Yes and replace it with an option for your poll.

5. Tap No and replace it with one of your poll options.

6. When you’re done, tap Done at the top-right corner.

7. Select Share at the bottom to share your poll in your Facebook Story.

How do I use polls on Messenger?

On Messenger, you may utilize polls to develop plans and coordinate with others. One member of a group, for example, can start a poll, and the others can vote to choose an activity, a time, or a location. Polls are also available in Facebook messaging.

Create polls on Desktop Messenger.

  1. Open the group chat in Messenger in your Facebook desktop app.
  2. Click on the Plus icon at the bottom left corner and then you will find Create a poll option.
How to create polls in desktop messenger app

3. Now write the poll question with options and then click on Create poll.

How to create polls in desktop messenger app

Create polls from the iPhone messenger app.

  1. Open your group chat in the iPhone messenger app.
  2. Tap on the plus icon and you will find the poll option.
  3. Tap Create Poll after adding the poll question with options.

Create polls from the Android messenger app

  1. Open your group chat.
  2. Tap 4 dots near the bottom left.
How to create polls in Android messenger app

3. Tap  Polls.

4. Add your poll questions with the options.

How to create polls in Android messenger app

5. Once you have added the poll questions and options, click on Create Poll.

Remember, you cannot delete and edit the poll. Only you can add options and change votes.

Things to check while creating a poll in a Facebook group

👉You can’t post a poll without a text

It means you cannot post a blank poll though nobody does it. You have to write something in the Add poll field and post the poll.

👉The text of a poll can't be edited once people start voting.

You can edit the text of a poll until people start voting. To edit a poll you created before people have started voting, click, then Edit post. Poll creators and group admins can add or delete poll options anytime.

👉 Only group members, admins, and moderators can vote on polls.

If you don't see this option available in your group, it could be because the group admins don't allow this kind of post in your group. If you're an admin, learn how to manage this feature in your group.

Generating Leads from Facebook groups is easy now. Set Facebook group questions and save the answers with a single click using Groupboss.

Benefits of creating polls on Facebook

By creating polls on Facebook you can generate lots of value for your businesses. Some of the top-notch benefits of Facebook polls are added here

Making important decisions

If you are in a dilemma of taking decisions, Facebook polls can help you a lot. Just create a poll and ask for recommendations or upvotes on your options. Get the most voted options and implement those after feasibility analysis.

Feature request thread

This can help you to understand the expectations of your customers. Feature request threads can be created through Facebook polls.  Ask your group members who are also the users of your product by creating a poll on your Facebook page or group.

Create polls to get feature request

Taking customers’ opinion

With the help of Facebook polls, it is very well possible to gather customers’ opinions and understand their mindset. Keep your desired options in the poll and also let the group members add their opinions to the poll.

To collect feedback from your audience

Feedback is a strong tool to improve the performance of a product or service. It is more important in case of a new product or initial launch. Product owners use different strategies to gather feedback. Remember, Facebook groups can be a great place to gather feedback free of cost.

➥To increase engagement and boost brand awareness

By asking opinions you get more engagement in your Facebook page or Facebook group. Many group admins do not know this simple Facebook group engagement hack. Create polls to keep your group super engaged and vibrant.

Concluding Remarks

Using Facebook Polls, you can easily collect opinions. It's simple to get comments about numerous issues from your social network followers now that Facebook allows you to create polls in your Groups, Messenger groups, and Stories. Try it out for yourself and see how it goes.

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