How to make a poll on Facebook

One of the simplest and easiest ways to collect opinions from most people is to conduct a Facebook poll. As a Facebook user, you can go through these polls every day as it is one of the most useful features of Facebook. These polls can be about anything like your Friend is asking about whether to purchase an iPhone 11 or Samsung S10, or which movie to watch on weekends may ask for a restaurant to go for dinner. Many brands and organizations are also creating these polls to get feedback from their customers.

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These polls are one of the extraordinary options to get suggestions from your social circle before deciding. These suggestions will help you avoid unfavorable experiences and help you save your money and time. For such reasons, these polls are very helpful. Within a limited time, you can get your friend's opinion on any subject.

These polls are also effective to engage the audience for your page or post helping you to reach the maximum number of people. Many brands have understood the importance of these polls and after analyzing the results they are changing their strategies accordingly. Businesses can learn what they need in their life, what they expect from a quality product or service, and then you can use this information accordingly. Creating a poll on your Page or Group may help you generate leads and make sales as per your customer needs and preferences. 

Previously the government officials used straw surveys to measure the popularity of any party in the area that ultimately helps in to predict the results of the election. 

A Facebook poll is something similar to other Facebook features such as tagging a location, tagging an event, tagging friends, add photos/videos. It allows you to ask questions to your audience and get answers for it. Many people love to share their opinions and preferences in these polls. Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms with more than a billion users, so you can get opinions and preferences from many people.

You can ask about anything on your poll, but it’ll be wise for you to stick to the guidelines provided by Facebook. Facebook will only allow you to add two options to add for a question you intend to create a poll for your Facebook page. However, you can add and allow people to add an unlimited amount of options for Group Polls.

How to make a Facebook Poll:

There various ways to start a poll on Facebook, we mention some of them below:

Facebook polls for Personal page or Brand Page.

  1. To start a poll on Facebook, you need to login by using your email or mobile number.
  2. Then you have to click on What’s on your mind box
  3. To open up the full menu when you are using Facebook from your PC or laptop, click on ellipsis. Now you will see various Facebook features like Tag friends, Photos/Videos, or some other options. Similarly, if you are using Facebook on your smartphone, then you will get this menu in the drop-down option and you can select poll from there as well.
  4. Now a screen will appear that says Ask something. Here you can ask you want or your survey with the option from which you want to gather answers. To help people notice your poll, you can add relevant pictures and GIFs as well. 
  5. Now you have to select from options including a custom, never, day, and a week for the time frame in which you will get all your responses.

Lastly, you need to choose the date for your poll then click on OK and your poll is ready to be posted on your personal or business page.

Polls on an Event Page

  1. After logging in your Facebook account, select Events, and for mobile application users, they can search Events on the top.
  2. Now you have to choose the event for which you want to create a poll by clicking on create a poll from creating a post. 
  3. Here in this box, you can type all the questions you want to ask along with the possible options.
  4. As you can add images and GIFS on your personal and brand page poll, you can also add these in the event page poll.
  5. you can also allow respondents to add options that may be helpful to you to get the best answers from your poll.
  6. You can also schedule the post to let your poll posted on your desired time, or you can post right now

Polls in Messenger

Most of us are also part of the Facebook Messenger group that can be for business purposes or social. But the good thing is that you can also create a poll on Messenger as well by below mention steps.

  1. From Facebook messenger go to the group on which you wanted to start a poll.
  2. You can search polls by clicking on the + button at the bottom left if you are using a messenger application on your smartphone. And to create a poll on Messenger by using a laptop or desktop browser, you can create a poll from the menu at bottom of the screen.
  3. Now you have to add questions in the Ask something box and then add responses as an answer to the question asked.
  4. Now your poll is ready to share with the messenger group you only have to click on Create poll.

Advantages of Facebook Polls

  1. You can increase engagement for your personal/business page by sharing a poll with your audience.
  2. It will help you get what your customers are looking for and what are their opinions and suggestion for your brand.
  3. A poll helps you to engage a maximum number of people, so this will also help your brand to reach the maximum people.
  4. It will help you look at what you are strong at and to identify any weakness by analyzing the result. 5. If you poll something, then this will help you make the best decision like which phone to purchase iPhone 11 or Samsung S10.


To conclude, Facebook polls can be helpful for the business as they can precisely focus on a specific segment to gather and analyze relevant information or can be used for asking your friends for their suggestions. Making these polls on Facebook permits people and brands to study about the interests of their target market, their suggestions, and alter their strategies by analyzing the results.  So by following above-mentioned guidelines, you can easily make a poll on Facebook. Stark Asking!