How To Create A Facebook Poll

Creating Poll in Facebook

Facebook polls may be entertaining as well as useful. A Facebook poll allows you to swiftly gather information personalised specifically for you, whether you’re asking your friends about what you think Elon Musk is going to buy next or which products people would most want to see offered from your online store.

Since creating a Facebook poll is simple and quick, you should use it if you’re curious about what other people are thinking.

You may ask a question, tweak the responses, and let others vote for their favourite option by creating a poll on Facebook.

The days of creating a Facebook poll from your News Feed or Facebook timeline are long gone. The only option to distribute a poll right now is through a Facebook Group, a story, your page, or Messenger.

Note: Remember that to establish a poll on a Facebook Page, you must be an admin or editor.

Let’s learn how to make a poll on a Facebook Page now! You can make a poll through your desktop or mobile.

Here’s how to create a Facebook poll:

Step 1: Navigate to the Pages tab and choose your Page.

Step 2: Select the Publishing Tools tab from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select “Create Post” from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Select “Poll” from the ellipsis (three dots) menu.

Step 5: In the process, enter the question you want to ask, as well as the poll selections for Option 1 and Option 2.

Step 6: Select “1 week” from the drop-down menu beneath the Poll Options to set the end date for your poll (example: 1 day, 1 week, Custom).

Step 7: Select “Share Now” from the drop-down menu.

If you’re using a mobile device and want to learn how to make a poll for a Facebook group or story, scroll away!

How to make a Facebook Poll in a Mobile Group

Facebook Groups are one of the most effective marketing strategies available on the social media platform. You can use it to build a community and increase customer involvement.

While Business Pages struggle to reach more than 5% of their audience organically, Facebook Groups are a different story. Because the algorithm prioritises group posts to newsfeeds, you’ll get a lot more organic reach without having to pay for ads.

With a real profile and company page example, you will find the procedure to establish a poll within your group below.

Step 1: In the bottom right corner of Facebook, tap the three stacked vertical lines.

Step 2: Select a group by tapping “Groups“.

Step 3: Select “Create a Poll” from the circled ellipsis (three dots) next to “Write something…“.

Step 4: Select “Ask something…” and type your query.

Step 5: Tap “+ Add” a poll option… to give group members options to choose from.

Step 6: Select whether you want to “Allow members to add options” or “Allow people to choose multiple alternatives” by tapping the gear icon.

Step 7: Press the “Post” button.

How to embed a Facebook poll in a story

Creating a poll is invaluable (and entertaining!) method to communicate with your audience, with 250 million people using Stories every day and premium real estate on users’ News Feeds.

Let’s have a look at how it’s done!

Step 1: Tap “Show More” at the top of your News Feed, then “+ Add to Story.”

Step 2: Upload your image or video. You can select a photo or video from your camera roll or tap a story type at the top (for example, Boomerang). To take a new photo or video, tap “Camera“.

Step 3: Tap on the square icon with the square’s bottom right corner folded upwards. It’s at the top right corner of your mobile device’s screen. Then select “POLL.”

Step 4: Type your question, then personalise the answers by tapping “Yes” or “No.”

Step 5: In the top right corner, tap “Done.”

Step 6: Tap “Privacy” in the bottom left to change the audience for your story.

Step 7: Select “Share to Story” from the drop-down menu.

How to create a video poll on Facebook

With 500 million people watching videos on Facebook every day, you can’t go wrong with video content as part of your marketing strategy.

But, once it’s up, how can you convince people to engage with it? Polls on video.

It’s a simple method to customize a viewer’s viewing experience and entice them to stop passively ingesting content.

We’ll show you how to accomplish it down below.

Step 1: Make a video and post it to your Facebook page. You may also use Creator Studio to make changes to a video you’ve already shared on your page.

Step 2: Select “Edit Post” from the drop-down menu. You’ll be sent to a new window where you can adjust the title, caption, and tags for your video.

Step 3: Select “Polls” from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to the greyed-out “Poll” section on the right-hand side of the pop-up. Click the blue “Create Poll” button after selecting it.

Step 4: Put your question into words
Your video will show with a slider on the left-hand side of the pop-up. You can move it to wherever you want the poll to appear in your video. You can fill in your question and answer selections on the right-hand side. There are only two options by default, but by clicking the “+Add another option” button, you can add up to six more.

Step 5: Select your poll options. Continue to the bottom of the page to complete your poll settings. You can choose when the poll will appear, how long it will last, and when the results will be published.

Step 6: When you’re satisfied with your poll, click the “Save” button to begin collecting data.

Facebook polls may help you figure out what your audience’s concerns are, what you should produce next, and what their genuine feelings are about your company. While Facebook Polls can assist you in making more smart business decisions, they can also help you with other aspects of your online presence, such as:

Increase the number of people who like your Facebook page (asking questions is one of the best ways to generate high engagement). Without adverts, we can help you defeat the newsfeed algorithm. Create a strong sense of belonging for your brand.

Suhail Bajaj

Suhail Bajaj is the CEO of BrightBrain Marketing Technologies LLP that has now grown into a full-fledged digital marketing agency with 55+ employees and clients from 7+ countries – all under his supervision. Graduated with an MBA from the esteemed Cass Business School, he brilliantly puts his learnings into practice, helping brands meet their business goals and succeed in a digital-first world.

Suhail Bajaj