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How to create a poll on Facebook and How its work? 2023

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  • Quick Answer:
  • Open your Facebook app.
  • Click on a Facebook story.
  • Swipe across at the bottom and find the poll button, which looks like a column bar graph.
  • “Ask a question…” with Yes / No answers.

Running a poll on Facebook is helpful for you and your friends to make decisions. Different opinions make decisions easily. Facebook polls can also do other wonderful things.

  • Increase your Facebook engagement (Asking Questions) using polls.
  • Foster a strong sense of community around your business.

In this article you’ll learn how to create polls on Facebook and your Facebook Group, and how polls help us to increase our brand growth.

How to create a Poll on Facebook

Facebook Story Polls

There are 250 million people using Stories to ask questions. You can also create a Facebook poll with your Facebook story maker and ask what you want from your friends. You can ask questions, customize the answers, and then unleash the people to vote for their favorite option, but only in a Facebook Story.

1: Open your Facebook App

Navigate to your Facebook Page by tapping on the “Hamburger” icon on the left-hand side of the screen. You’ll see a page in your shortcuts simply click on this.

Faebook Polls how to make a poll on facebook stories

2: Create a new Facebook story

Tap on the blue circle on your profile picture and select the “Create a Story” from the dropdown list.

Facebook Polls creating one on facebook stories

3: Create a Facebook Poll

Swipe left until you see the Poll card. Write a question and customize the Yes and No option. Select the gradient background color or you can also upload an image as background. When you’re done just tap on the share button.

publish one on facebook stories

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Facebook Messenger Polls

Facebook added a new feature to create polls in messenger you can easily create polls in your messenger groups. Hopefully Facebook will also add this feature in business pages to take out quick customer satisfaction surveys.

1: Open a Group Chat or Create a New One

Faecbook Polls how to create poll in messenger

2: Tap the “+” at the Bottom of the Messenger Window Next to the Text Box

This will open a new pop window.

3: Select the Facebook Poll Icon and Type in Your Question

Facebook Polls select poll icon in messenger

4: Add Your Options and Tap “Create a Poll”

Doing this permits you to share it with your group.

Facebook Polls in Messenger add your options

Event Page Facebook Polls

Polls are a more powerful feature, you can get input on details like Which location, date, attendees’ opinions on how the event went, and how many people want specific catering options.

1: Go to the Event

Click on “Events” on the left-hand side of the screen. If you don’t see the event icon, click on the expand button on the left side and scroll down until you see it.

Facebook Polls go to the events tab to create your poll

2: Create a Post

Select the event you want, click on the discussion and tap on “Add a Post”. A new window will pop up, click on the poll icon in the “Add a Post” section. If you don’t see it, tap on the three dots to expand the post options.

creating a poll on a facebook event
creating a poll in events

3: Create a Poll

Tap on the poll icon, this will go back to the “Create a Post” where you can add questions. You can also add more possible answers by clicking the “+Add Option”. Use “Poll Options” to permit people to add options and enable/disable people from choosing multiple answers. 

When you’re ready to asked just click on the “Post” button to add it to your event’s page

Events add your options

Facebook Polls in Groups

If you’re looking for Group Poll on Facebook. Yes, this is also possible on Facebook. You can create Group Poll on your desktop and from a Facebook app on Android or IOS.

1: Go Your Group

Open your Facebook Newsfeed, click on the “Groups” icon on the left-hand side menu and select the group.

Facebook Polls how to add one to your facebook group

2: Create a Post

Click on the “What’s in your mind” to create a post. When the pop up load click on the three dots to see more options.

Facebook Polls create a post

3: Create Your Facebook Poll

A new window “Add to your post” will load simply select the Poll option and this will back you to the create post window, and you can start adding your poll options in the “Write something” section.

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Facebook Polls adding poll options

4: Publish Your Facebook Poll

When you are done with your poll questions, click on “Poll Options.” Here you can choose if people can add options and if they can vote for more than one option. Once you’re done click on the post button.

how to publish your poll
Facebook Polls options


Can you still make a poll on Facebook?

You can create a Facebook poll with your Facebook story maker and ask what you want from your friends. You can ask questions, customize the answers, and then unleash the people to vote for their favorite option, but only in a Facebook Story.

Why can’t I do a Facebook poll?

It’s because only admin or group members can vote on polls. If you don’t see a post option available in your group, it could be because the group admins don’t permit this kind of post in your group.

How do I change my poll settings on Facebook?

After the poll posted in the group, you can change the poll before the members start voting on it. Click the three buttons against the poll and select ‘Edit’ to edit any option.


Polls are an important feature for any brand. You can ask questions to your audience about how they feel about your brand, and how you can solve the issues. Polls help with market research, product development, and much more. Even considering the fact that Facebook has limited their use somewhat, polls aren’t something you should ignore.

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Robert Hinzman

Robert is a Writer for 4lolipop. He joined 4lolipop in September 2021 and has deep-seated passions for gaming, music, ice hockey, and, of course, mobile technology. He started creating content in 2010 and has been writing in a professional capacity since 2014.

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