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How to Make a Poll on Discord: A Step-by-Step Guide

Discord has a ton of features in their app, and one of them allows you to invite bots such as the poll bot to your server.

However, inviting bots to your Discord server cannot be done within the app itself.

You need to do so via top.gg, a website with an extensive list of Discord bots.

This is because the poll command isn’t an internal feature in of the app.

In this article, you’ll learn how to make a poll on discord in 2 easy steps (step #1 and step #2) along with 5 additional steps (step #3 to step #7).

By the end of it, you should be able to easily create polls on your Discord server.

How to Make a Poll on Discord

To make a poll on Discord, you need to invite the simple poll bot to your server via top.gg and use /poll to make a poll.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to make a poll via your server, you need to create a Webhook and paste its URL in Discohook.

However, in order to invite bots to your server, you need to have the “manage server” permission.

If you don’t have that permission, you won’t be able to invite bots to it.

If you’re an owner of the server, you’ll automatically have the permission.

On the other hand, if you’re a member of a server, you need to ask the administrator of it to give you that permission.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can make a poll on Discord.

If you’re looking to make a poll via a single command, you can follow step #1 and step #2.

Step #3 to step #7 are just additional steps if you’re looking to make a poll via your server (without typing a command).

  1. Invite the Simple Poll Bot
  2. Use /poll to make a poll
  3. Create a Webhook and copy its URL
  4. Go to discohook.org and paste the URL
  5. Click on “Clear All” > “Add Embed” > Fill up the poll > Send
  6. Add emojis for people to react
  7. Edit your channel permissions

1. Invite the Simple Poll bot

Simple poll Discord

The first step is to invite the Simple Poll bot to your server.

The bot will enable the command, “/poll” in your server, which can be used to create polls.

Discord does not have that command, so you need to invite the bot if you want to use it.

Here’s how you can invite the Simple Poll bot to your server:

  1. Go to the Simple Poll bot on top.gg.
  2. Click on “invite” to invite the bot to your Discord server.
  3. Check all the permissions and click on “Authorize”.
  4. Complete the “I’m not a robot” CAPTCHA.

After you’ve invited the Simple Poll bot to your server, you’ll be able to see this welcome message, “Everyone welcome Simple Poll!”.

You can only invite bots to your server if you have the “manage server” permission.

So, if you don’t have that permission, you need to ask the owner of the server to do it.

2. Use /poll to make a poll

How to make a poll on Discord using Simple Poll

After you’ve invited the Simple Poll bot to your server, you can now make polls using a simple command.

Polls can now be made using the command, “/poll”.

Here’s an example of a command line you can use:

/poll “Your question” “Option 1” “Option 2” “Option 3”

Firstly, you need to start of the command by using /poll.

Then, type the question of the poll right after the command with quotation marks.

Finally, type the options that you want set for your poll in quotation marks.

Here’s an example of a completed command line:

/poll “What is your favorite fruit?” “Apple” “Orange” “Pear”

The query inside the first quotation mark needs to be the question of the poll.

Any words in quotation marks after it will be the options for the poll.

Once you’ve sent the command line, the poll will be sent, and people will be able to react via the alphabet emojis.

For instance, “Apple” will be the “A” emoji, “Orange” is the “B” emoji, and “Pear” is the “C” emoji respectively.

Congrats—you’ve successfully made a poll on Discord!

Unfortunately, if you’re using this command line, you won’t be able to edit the reaction emojis of the poll.

If you want to edit the reaction emojis of the poll, you need to follow step #3 to step #7.

3. Create a Webhook and copy its URL

Discord Copy Webhook URL

Step #3 to #7 are optional steps.

Use steps #3 to #7 if you want to create a poll via a third-party website and to edit reaction emojis.

Step #3 to #7 guides you on how you can make polls via your server.

If you want to edit the reaction emojis for your poll, this guide is for you.

However, if you’re not looking to edit the reaction emojis, you can skip these steps and use step #1 and #2 to make your polls.

In order to create a poll externally, you need to create a Webhook and copy its URL.

Here’s how you can create a Webhook:

  1. Go to your server.
  2. Click on your server’s name on the top-left of your screen.
  3. Click on “Server Settings”.
  4. On the left navigation bar, select “Integrations”.
  5. Under “Integrations”, select “View Webhooks”.
  6. Click on “New Webhook”.
  7. Name your Webhook as your server’s name, select the channel where you want to send polls to, and upload a profile picture (optional).
  8. Click on “Copy” to copy your Webhook’s URL and click on “Save”.

Now that you have a Webhook URL, you connect it to a third-party app/website and send messages from there.

4. Go to discohook.org and paste the URL

Discohook Webhook URL

Paste and send your Webhook URL in discohook.org.

Next, go to discohook.org and paste your Webhook URL.

Discohook is a tool that allows you to send messages and embeds to your Discord server.

It allows you to send messages “blindly”, without using the actual Discord app.

Once you’re on the website, you’ll see a ton of fields and text.

But don’t worry, you’re only going to have to use some of the fields, and not all of them.

Here’s how you can connect your Webhook URL to Discohook:

  1. Go to discohook.org.
  2. Paste your Webhook URL (that you copied from the previous step) under “Webhook URL”.
  3. Click “Send” to connect your Webhook URL to Discohook.

After you’ve sent your Webhook URL, go back to your Discord server.

You’ll see a lengthy message guiding you on how the Discohook tool works.

It’ll also come up with your Discord server’s name and profile picture.

In the next step, you’ll learn how to make a poll using Discohook.

5. Click on “Clear All” > “Add Embed” > Fill up the poll > Send

How to make a poll on Discord using Discohook

Clear all > Add Embed > Fill up the title and description fields > Send.

Now that you’ve connected your Webhook URL to Discohook, you can send messages to your server via “Message content”.

You can also make a poll by using the embed form and filling up the necessary fields in it.

Here’s how you can make a poll using Discohook:

  1. Click on “Clear All” to clear all the fields.
  2. Click on “Add Embed”.
  3. Under the “Title” field, add your poll’s question.
  4. Under the “Description” field, add your poll’s options (one per line).
  5. You can also change the color of the embed to match your server under the “Color” field.
  6. Click on “Send” to send the poll to your Discord server.

Once you’ve sent the poll, go back to your Discord server and you should be able to see it there.

Congrats—you’ve successfully made a poll on Discord via Webhook + Discohook.

In the next step, you’ll learn how yo add emojis for people to react.

6. Add emojis for people to react

Add reactions to poll on Discord

Tap on the smiley face to add reactions to your poll.

Now that you’ve sent the poll via Discohook, you need to add emojis for people to react to.

If you’re using steps #1 to #2, you won’t be able to edit the emojis.

However, since you’re using Webhook + Discohook (steps #3 to #7), you’ll be able to add reaction emojis on your poll.

In order to do that, tap on the smiley face emoji and add the emojis on your poll.

Here’s how you can add emojis for people to react with:

  1. Hover your cursor over the poll.
  2. On the top of your poll, click on the smiley face emoji.
  3. Select the emojis that you want to add (one after another) on your poll.

The emojis that you’ve added cannot be shifted around.

Hence, you need to make sure that the emojis are added in order based on the options of your poll.’

In the next step, you’ll learn how to edit your channel permissions.

7. Edit your channel permissions

Discord channel permissions

Right-click your channel > Edit Channel > Permissions > cross out “Send Messages” and “Add Reactions” > Save Changes.

In a Discord server, there will always be someone who tries to add extra emojis on your poll.

In order to prevent this, you need to edit your channel permissions.

Otherwise, channel members will be able to freely add emojis and ruin your poll.

Let’s make some changes to your Discord server.

Here’s how you can prevent members from adding emojis to your poll:

  1. On the left navigation bar, right-click your channel (e.g. #general).
  2. Click on “Edit Channel”.
  3. On the left navigation bar, click on “Permissions”.
  4. Under “Text Permissions”, cross out “Send Messages” and “Add Reactions”.
  5. Click on “Save Changes”.

By crossing out “Add Reactions”, it will ensure that people are unable to add reaction emojis on your polls.

Since they cannot add reactions to polls, they are only able to react to it.

You’ve successfully learned how to use Webhook + Discohook to make polls on your server!

Conclusion

This concludes the end of the “How to make a poll on Discord” tutorial.

Polls are essential to increase engagement in your Discord server.

At the end of the day, if you’re the owner of a server, you want to make sure that it is active.

In the future, you can use Discohook to send polls to your server “blindly” using steps #3 to #7.

In other words, you don’t have to use the /poll command in your server from steps #1 to #2.

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