Polls throughout social media platforms have proven to be very successful in getting engagement from users and at the same time show what people think about a certain topic. Social media realized the power of polls and almost all of the big companies have incorporated polls. Such as Facebook polls. Let’s take a look at Facebook for now. If you want to create a poll on Facebook for your personal account, follow these steps below on “how to make a poll on Facebook”
- Go to the page https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/start?ref=blog-create or just search poll in the Facebook search bar
- Enter the poll title and click on “Next: Questions”
- Fill out the question and the possible answers
For example, let’s say your question is “Who do you think is going to win the NBA playoffs?” you would then type in “Toronto Raptors” and “Golden State Warriors” after each “add option”. It’s pretty straight forward.
Facebook poll also allows you to take add additional actions with your poll such as tagging a location, tagging an event, tagging friends, add photos/videos.
It should be noted that if you want to create a Facebook poll with more than 2 options this is only limited to Facebook groups. You can make a poll on groups by going to your group and then at the top where it says, “Write something” then click on the 3 dots, then “poll”. Enter the question and the possible answers. This way can be more than just 2 options.
If you don’t want people to add their own options or select multiple options in the “post options” settings on the left corner, you can uncheck those. You can also have the option to add a scheduled time you would like your poll to be posted.
In conclusion polls can be very beneficial for business owners as you can specifically target a certain audience or can be just plain entertaining for your followers. Polls have much higher engagement rates as you usually have to pick something to view what other people voted on. Try out using polls on social media today. They are very fun to use!