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How to Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger

In 2017, Facebook added a poll feature on Messenger.

The feature allows you to create a poll on Messenger.

You can include a question and several options.

For example, if you want to create a poll on food, you can use “Waffles or Pancakes?” as your question.

Then, use “Waffles” and “Pancakes” as your options.

You can also use more than two options in your poll.

However, polls are only available in some countries.

Polls may be unavailable in Japan and some countries in Europe.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to create a poll on Facebook Messenger on both iPhone and Android

How to create a poll on Facebook Messenger

To create a poll on Facebook Messenger, you need to open a group chat.

In the group chat, tap on the “+” icon, then tap on the polls icon to create a poll.

Your poll needs to have a question and one or more options.

Enter your question on the “Question” field and add the options on the “Add options” field.

The polls feature allows you to have one option, but it’s best to add more than one.

Once you’re done adding the question and the options, tap on “Create Poll” to create a poll.

This will send the poll to the group chat.

Members in the group chat (including you) will be able to vote.

To vote, tap on “Vote” and select the option that you want to vote.

Lastly, tap on “Submit” to submit the vote.

Here’s how to create a poll on Messenger:

  1. Create a new group
  2. Tap on the “+” icon
  3. Create a poll

1. Create a new group

To begin with, open the Facebook Messenger app on your mobile device.

Once you’re on Facebook Messenger, you need to create a group chat.

This is because you can only create a poll in a group chat.

You won’t be able to create a poll in a private chat.

If you’re already in a group chat and you want to create a poll in it, you can open it.

Otherwise, you need to create a group chat.

To create a group chat, tap on the edit icon on the top navigation bar.

Create a new group on Facebook Messenger

After you’ve tapped on the edit icon, the “New message” page will open.

On the “New message” page, you’ll see a suggested list of your Facebook friends.

You’ll also see a “Create a new group” option.

Do not open a private chat with someone as you won’t be able to create a poll.

You can only create a poll in a Facebook Messenger group chat.

Tap on “Create a new group” to create a new group chat.

2. Tap on the “+” icon

After you’ve tapped on “Create a new group”, the “New group” page will open.

On the “New group” page, you need to name your group and add members to it.

Naming your group is optional, but it’s best to do it.

Firstly, name your group on the “Group name (optional)” field.

Then, search for the users that you want to add to your group.

To create a group, you need to add more than one user.

Once you’ve added more than one user, tap on “Create” to create your group.

After you’ve created a group chat, you’ll be able to create a poll in it.

Firstly, open your group chat.

If you want to create a poll in another group chat, navigate to it instead.

In your group chat, you’ll see multiple icons on the bottom navigation bar.

This includes a “+” icon, a camera icon, and many others.

Tap on the “+” icon on the bottom navigation bar.

3. Create a poll

How to create a poll on Facebook Messenger

After you’ve tapped on the “+” icon on the bottom navigation bar, the GIF picker will open.

At the top of the GIF picker, you’ll see three tabs.

This includes a “GIF” icon, an arrow icon, and a poll icon.

Tap on the poll icon to open the poll maker.

On the poll maker, you’ll see two fields.

This includes a “Question” field and an “Options” field.

On the “Questions” field, enter the question that you want to ask.

For example, if you want to ask a food-related question, you can use “Waffles or Pancakes?”.

Next, you need to provide options for your group members to vote on.

Use “Waffles” and “Pancakes” as your options.

Once you’re done adding the question and the options, tap on “Create Poll” to create the poll.

Facebook Messenger poll

After you’ve tapped on “Create Poll”, your poll will be created.

The poll will be sent to the group chat.

Members of the group chat (including you) will be able able to vote.

If you want to vote, tap on the “Vote” button.

Then, select the option that you want to cast your vote on.

For example, if you like Waffles, select the “Waffles” option.

Lastly, tap on “Submit” to submit your vote.

You’ve successfully learned how to create a poll on Facebook Messenger!

Conclusion

If you don’t see the polls icon on Facebook Messenger, it means that the feature is unavailable in your country.

According to Facebook, polls may be unavailable in Japan and countries in Europe.

Keep in mind that you can only create a poll in a group chat.

You won’t be able to create a poll in a private chat.

Hence, if you want to create a poll, you need to create a group chat on Messenger first.

Alternatively, you can open an existing group chat.

Further reading

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