How to Create Polls on Facebook

In Short
  • To create a poll in a Facebook story, add an image or video > sticker icon > Poll.
  • For Facebook groups, just go to "Write something..." > Poll.
  • You can host polls in Facebook Messenger by navigating to the camera icon > pick an image > sticker icon > Poll.

Creating polls can be a great way to interact with your Facebook friends and followers and get their opinions on a particular topic. This helps create an interactive environment and is much better than asking a question through a regular old post. So if you are looking to boost your engagement on the platform by hosting polls then you have landed in the right place as we are about to discuss different ways to create polls on Facebook.

Method 1: Create a Poll on Facebook Story

Stories are by far the best way to host polls on Facebook as they quickly grab the attention of your followers, and their 24-hour duration makes it an ideal choice for regular engagement. So if you want to create a poll on Facebook Stories, then here’s how to do it.

  1. In the Facebook app, tap the plus (+) icon and tap on Story.
  2. Choose any image or video to add to your story. Alternatively, you can upload or record your photo or video.
Tap the plus icon on Facebook to create Story
  1. Next, tap the sticker icon in the top right and select the Poll option.
  2. Now type out your questions and answers for the poll, then tap on Done.
  3. Press the Share button.
Tap on the sticker icon and select poll option then share the story

Method 2: Create a Poll on Facebook Groups

You can also create polls on Facebook groups to get opinions from other members on a particular subject. To host a poll on Facebook groups, simply follow the steps mentioned below.

On Desktop

  1. Head over to the group where you want to post the poll.
  2. Click on the “Write something…” box.
  3. Now click on the 3-dots icon as shown in the image.
  4. Select the Poll option.
  5. Now write down your question for the poll along with the options.
  6. Lastly, click on Post to share the poll in the group.
  • click on write something box in a Facebook group
  • How to Create Polls on Facebook
  • Choose poll option in the menu
  • Draft and post the poll

On Phone

  1. Navigate to the Group page and tap on “Write something…
  2. Here, swipe up from suggested actions and tap on the Poll option.
  3. Write the question you want to ask along with the answers for the poll.
  4. At last, tap on Post to share the poll in the group.
Post a poll on Facebook group

Method 3: Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger App

Polls are also available on the Facebook Messenger app, where you can similarly create polls like Facebook Stories. But in Messenger, you can choose to share the created poll to an individual chat, or group chat or upload it as your Messenger Story. This is how you can add a poll in Facebook Messenger.

  1. Open the Messenger app and tap on the camera icon on the top right side.
  2. Click a photo or video or choose from your gallery.
  3. Now tap on the sticker icon from the right-hand side.
  4. From here, pick the Poll option.
Open Messenger tap on camera icon and select the sticker icon then tap on Poll option
  1. Type your question and options for the poll, then tap on Done.
  2. To share the poll, tap the arrow icon and choose with whom you wish to share the poll.
Share created poll on Facebook Messenger

These are all the ways you can use to create a poll on Facebook. Previously, the social media platform allowed you to share polls on your feed, but that option has now been removed. Still, I hope that you found the above methods that we have mentioned in the guide useful. If you have any thoughts on the topic or any queries, then reach out to us in the comments below.

Can I Create a Poll on Facebook News Feed?

No. There was an option to create polls in the news feed earlier, but that has been removed since then. You can only create polls in Facebook Stories and Groups.

Is There A Way To Host Polls in Facebook Messenger?

Yes, you can create polls in the Facebook Messenger app by creating a Story then tapping on the sticker icon and selecting the poll option.

Why Can’t I Create Polls for a Facebook Event?

One reason you cannot create polls for events on Facebook is that the event has now ended or has been canceled. If you can still view the event, then try refreshing or reloading the page.

Can I Add More Than Two Options in Facebook Story Polls?

No. Story polls can only have two options. However, if you are hosting a poll in a Facebook group, then you can add more than two choices.

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