How To Create A Poll On Facebook

How To Create a Poll on Facebook in 7 Easy Steps + Polls for Facebook Groups & Facebook Stories

You would be surprised by how many people need to learn or forget how to create a poll on Facebook. In fact, nearly 15,000 people ask this question online every month.

Facebook polls can be both amusing and informative. Amusing for your audience, and in many cases informative to you or your business.

Whether you’re asking how your followers felt about Apple removing Fortnite from the App Store, or you’re asking which features your brand’s fans would like you to build next, a Facebook poll allows you quickly gain information.

And making a Facebook poll is quick and easy to do, so go ahead and use them whenever you’re thinking about what other people might be thinking.

You can create a poll on Facebook to ask a question, customize the answers, and let people vote for their favorite option.

For this example, we’ll show you how to create a poll on a Facebook Page. However, you can also create a poll in a Facebook group or in a story.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to be an admin or editor to create a poll on a Facebook Page.

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How To Create a Poll on Facebook

Here’s how to create a poll on Facebook:

If you’re on a Mobile device, or if you’re trying to learn how to create a poll for a Facebook group or Facebook story, you can find those quick and easy directions here:

And now to the more detailed version of how to create a Poll on Facebook with step-by-step screenshots.

Step #1: Find and click on the Pages tab, then select your Page

After logging in to Facebook, find the Pages tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

Click on the Pages tab.

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After clicking on the Pages tab, select the Page you wish to create a Facebook Poll for by clicking on it.

Step #2. Click on the Publishing Tools tab

Once you’ve clicked on the page you wish to create a Facebook Poll for, you will arrive on your desired Facebook Page.

From the menu bar on the left-hand side of your Facebook Page, find the Publishing Tools tab.

Click on the Publishing Tools tab. 

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Step #3. Click on Create Post

After clicking on the Publishing Tools tab, find the Create Post button in blue at the top right of your screen.

Click on the Create Post button.

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Step #4. Click on the ellipsis (three dots), then choose Poll

After clicking on the Create Post button, a pop-up window will appear in the middle of your screen.

In the pop-up window, click on the ellipsis (three dots) button.

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After clicking on the ellipsis button, find the Poll option with the green icon.

Click on the Poll option.

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Step #5. Type the question you want to ask and for Option 1 and Option 2, enter the options for your poll. 

Now you’re ready to create your Facebook Poll.

Where it says, “Ask something…” you can type out the question you want to ask.

After typing out the question you want to ask your audience, it’s time to create the different Options your audience can choose as answers to your Poll.

Find where it says, “Option 1” and “Option 2.” 

Type the answer Options you wish to provide your audience to answer from in those boxes.

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Note that you can type up to 25 characters for each answer Option in the Poll.

Step #6. Underneath the Poll Options, click on the “1 week” drop-down to choose when you want your Poll to end (example: 1 day, 1 week, Custom)

Once you’re finished creating the question and answer Options for your Poll, you’ll need to determine how long you want the Poll to run for.

The default time length of Facebook Polls is 1 week.

If 1 week is enough time for your Poll, you can leave it at 1 week. If you want to provide your audience more time to answer your Poll question, choose from the other options.

Your options for time length include 1 day, 1 week, Never, and Custom. 

Step #7. Tap Share Now

Congratulations! You’re ready to share your Poll.

Once you’re ready to share your Facebook Poll, find the Share Now button at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Click on the Share Now button to share your Facebook Poll.

How To Create a Poll on Facebook from a Mobile Device

Hopefully, you were able to create an awesome Facebook poll with the above screenshots and directions.

If you’re on a mobile device, or if you need to create a poll for a Facebook group, or you need to add a poll to a Facebook story, follow the step-by-step directions below.

How to create a Poll on a Facebook Page on Mobile

  • Step #1. Tap the three stacked vertical lines in the bottom-right of Facebook.
  • Step #2. Tap Pages, then select your Page.
  • Step #3. At the top of your Page, tap “Publish.”
  • Step #4. Scroll down and tap Poll.
  • Step #5. Type the question you want to ask.
  • Step #6. In the boxes with “Option 1” and “Option 2”, enter the options for your poll. You can type up to 25 characters for each option.
  • Step #7. Next to Poll Ends, tap the 1 week drop-down to choose when you want your poll to end (example: 1 day, 1 week, Custom).
  • Step #8. Tap Share.

How to create a Facebook Poll in a group on Mobile

  • Step #1. Tap the three stacked vertical lines in the bottom right of Facebook.
  • Step #2. Tap Groups, then select a group.
  • Step #3. Next to “Write something…”, tab the circled ellipsis (three dots) and select “Create a Poll.”
  • Step #4. Tap “Ask something…” and enter your question.
  • Step #5. Tap + Add a poll option… to enter options for group members to select.
  • Step #6. Tap the gear ⛭ icon to select whether you “Allow members to add options” or “Allow people to choose multiple options.”
  • Step #7. Tap “Post.”

How to create a Facebook Poll in a story on Mobile

  • Step #1. At the top of your News Feed, tap Show More and then tap “+ Add to Story.”
  • Step #2. Add your photo or video. You can tap a story type at the top (example: Boomerang) or select a photo or video from your camera roll. Tap Camera to take a new photo or video.
  • Step #3. Tap the square icon that has the bottom right corner of the square folded-upwards. You’ll find it in the top right of your mobile device’s screen. Then tap “POLL.”
  • Step #4. Type your question, then tap “Yes” or “No” to customize the answers.
  • Step #5. Tap “Done” in the top right.
  • Step #6. To change the audience for your story, you can tap “⛭ Privacy” in the bottom left.
  • Step #7. Tap “Share to Story.”
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