How to Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger?

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How to Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger?

Did you know that you can create polls on Facebook Messenger? Well, you must have known since you’re here, reading this. 🙂

What you might not know is that you can’t create a poll on a private chat with a single person. Only groups are eligible for polls… (terrible design, right?… that’s Zuckerberg’s app for you.)

But let me not waste your time with lame joke attempts…

This is how you can create a poll on Facebook Messenger:

  1. Create a group with multiple people on Messenger
  2. Tap the “Plus” icon in the bottom-left corner of the group chat window
  3. Select the “Poll” icon
  4. Add questions and answers, and select “Create Poll

Wondering how to create a group chat and a poll? Don’t worry! Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) on how to do all this, so keep reading, please!

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First, you need to create a new group chat on Messenger.

How to Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger?

1. Create a group on Messenger

To do this, tap on the Pen icon in the top-right corner when you open Messenger.

Create a group on Messenger
Create a group on Messenger

To begin this guide, you’ll want to create a group chat first. That’s the basis of any poll. As I said, you can’t create polls on private chats with another person.

It HAS to be a group chat.

Look for the pen icon in the top-right corner of the “Chats” section on Messenger (the default homepage for Messenger).

Select it and look below:

2. Select “Create a group chat

Open the “New Message” icon
Open the “New Message” icon

This next page (see above) will let you invite anyone to a private chat. But you might have noticed the “Create a group chat” icon waving at you.

Don’t ignore it and give it a tap!

3. Add the group participants

Select which people to include in your group chat
Select which people to include in your group chat

On this page (pictured above), you’ll notice a list of all your friends, as well as a search bar at the top of the screen.

At this point, you’ll have to choose the group participants. You can do that by tapping on the circle next to each person’s name.

Doing that will fill up the circle in blue and show a checkmark – this means that person will be invited to the new group.

Now, all you have to do is search for everyone you want to invite to the group and check their names. When you’re done, tap the “Next” button in the top-right corner.

Simple as that!

4. Name and create the group

Settings for the group chat you want to create
Settings for the group chat you want to create

Next up, you’ll want to tap the “Create” button (colored in blue, in the top-right corner) to create your group chat.

But don’t forget to add a name – tap the text box under the “Name your new chat” heading (image above).

5. Tap the + icon

Create a poll
Create a poll

Once the chat group is created, you’ll be automatically redirected to it. Now, in order to create a poll, you’ll have to tap the + icon in the bottom-left corner (check the screenshot above).

We’re ALMOST finished. Just one more step!

6. Tap the “Poll” icon and create the poll

Creating a Facebook Messenger Poll
Creating a Facebook Messenger Poll

Here we are. On the bottom half of the screen, you’ll see a couple of options and menus. Make sure you select the “Poll” icon (see the screenshot above).

This will make a poll template appear below. Write the poll question, then give the possible answers, and finally trap the blue “Create Poll” button at the bottom of the screen.

After creating the poll, it’ll appear on the group chat (see below).

Facebook group chat poll
Facebook group chat poll

Now people will be able to vote on the poll, including you.

To vote, tap “Vote” and select one of the two poll options.

And that, my friend, is all you need to know about creating polls on Messenger. Got any questions? Leave a comment below, and I’ll be right by!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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