If you want to learn how to create a Facebook poll with the updated design in 2020, you’ll LOVE this guide!
Every single step is illustrated, so you can easily follow along in your own pace.
And If you stay until the end of this article, I’ll show you…
- The best way to use polls
- How to avoid a (very) common mistake
- Save time accessing your favourite Facebook groups and pages with a cool trick
Let’s jump in!
How to Create a Facebook Poll in a Group
Group polls are a great way to survey your audience and ask people’s opinion.
Follow these steps to create a group poll.
Enter a Facebook group and click inside the “What’s on your mind” text box.
Click on the three dots to see the posting options.
Click on Poll.
This is where you can create your poll.
You have various options, which I’ll explain below the next image!
You can write your post and your question in this text box.
Add the answer options to your poll here.
Use “Add option” if you’d like to add more than 3 answers.
If you don’t want people to choose multiple answers or you don’t want them to add their own answers you can turn it off at “Poll options”.
Click “Add to Your Post” if you’d like to…
- Check-in from a location
- Tag people
- Add a Feeling or Activity
- Tag an event
When you added a question and at least one answer, the Post button will turn blue like this.
This means that you can now post your poll to the group.
How to Create a Facebook Poll on a Page You Manage
This step requires you to have an Editor or Admin role on the page you want to create a poll.
Go to your Facebook page and click on “Publishing Tools”, which you can find in the left menu.
If you want to schedule your poll to be posted at a later date, click “Scheduled Posts” on the left, before taking Step 2.
Click on the blue “Create Post” button.
Click on the three dots to bring up the additional posting options.
Click on “Poll”.
This is where you can create the poll for your page.
I’ll explain each element of this panel, below the next image.
This is where you can type your question and create the text of your post.
Add your answers here.
You can use pictures or GIFs (animations) by clicking on their icon at the end of each line.
Clicking on the “1 week” button allows you to define when will the poll expire.
You can choose from…
- 1 day
- 1 week
- Never (they can vote forever)
- Custom (they can vote from now till a specified date)
When you added your question and both answers, the Share Now button will turn blue like this, allowing you to post your poll.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Polls
In this section, you’ll learn how to get better poll results and avoid a simple (yet very common!) mistake.
How To Use Polls
Polls are a great tool to survey your customers and followers.
Use it to find out your audience’s pains, fears, needs and wants.
By learning more about your audience, you can better serve them with products and services.
It will also give you a pool of ideas to create content around.
In most cases, a simple two-option “Yes” or “No” poll works best.
How NOT To Use Polls
If you care about your brand, NEVER ask your audience in a poll to…
- Vote with reactions (emojis)
- Comment a specific answer
- Share the post
- Tag their friends
They are spammy practices that neither your audience nor Facebook favours.
Video Poll Best Practices
If you use a video in your poll, make sure to…
- Follow Facebook’s video guidelines
- Keep the videos short (30-60 seconds)
- Capture your audience’s attention in the first couple of seconds
- Use vertical video
- Add captions (most people watch videos without sound)
How to Create a Shortcut to Groups and Pages
This simple tip will help you save time accessing your favourite groups and pages you manage.
You’ll learn to create shortcuts on your Facebook homepage, just like this:
Navigate your cursor to the Shortcuts area and the “Edit” button will appear.
Click on it.
Find the groups and pages you’d like to pin to your Shortcut section, click on the dropdown menu and select “Pinned to Top”.
You can also select “Hidden from Shortcuts” to remove items from the shortcuts list.
Once you’re ready, click Save and that’s it!
Your favourite pages and groups are now one click away from your homepage!
Facebook polls are an incredible option to start a conversation and learn more about your audience.
You can set them up in groups and pages in less than 5 minutes.
Now, I’d like to hear from you…
What’s your experience with Facebook polls?
Do you see value in them?
Let me know in the comments!
And while you’re there, tell me if there’s any step in this guide that you found difficult, so I can make it better!