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?

Facebook added this feature in 2017, and people have been using it since.

You can ask a question and include several answers that people can choose.

But making a Facebook poll on Messenger isn’t always evident. Many people don’t know how to create one.

This article will teach you how to make a poll on Facebook Messenger.

Read below to find out how!

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How to Create a Poll on Facebook Messenger?

How Can You Make a Poll on Facebook Messenger?

To create a poll on Facebook Messenger, you first need to create a group chat.

You can’t make a poll on a private chat with someone.

Only a group chat supports polls. And only in certain countries and regions of the world.

For some reason, Facebook decided that not everyone should have access to polls.

In the group chat, tap on the Plus icon in the bottom-left corner.

Then, choose the Polls icon to create a poll.

Edit the Facebook poll in the Question and Answers fields, and finalize the process.

Follow the steps below to create a poll on Facebook Messenger:

  • Create a group on Messenger

First, you need to create a new group chat 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

You’ll land in the “Chats” menu when you open Messenger.

This allows you to chat with people and see the last conversations with your friends.

To create a poll, you must make a group chat with multiple people.

To do this, look in the top-right corner for a Pen icon.

Tap on it to open the “New Message” icon.

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

The “New Message” window allows you to send messages to anyone in your list of friends, even if you haven’t talked to them.

You can type in a friend’s name at the top to find them in your friend list.

But don’t do that. You need to create a group chat. Fortunately, there’s a button for that.

The “Create a group chat button is above “Create a new room”. Tap on it.

This will take you to a new window to select which people to include in your group chat.

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

After you tap on “Create a group chat, you’ll be taken to a new window where you can add participants to the group chat.

Next to your friends’ names, there’s a circle. Tap on that circle to check their names for your group chat.

This will add them as participants in the group chat.

After selecting your friends, look to the app’s top-right corner. Tap on “Next” to proceed.

Next, you’ll see all your settings for the group chat you want to create.

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

You can name your new group, and you’ll see all the participants you want to add.

If you don’t want to change anything, tap on “Create” in the top-right corner.

This will create the group chat on Messenger.

  • Create a poll

Now that you’re created a Facebook group chat, you need to create a poll.

First, open your group chat. Then, look in the bottom-left corner for a Plus icon.

Create a poll
Create a poll

That’s what you’re looking for – the Plus icon. Tap on it to open a new menu.

Creating a Facebook Messenger Poll
Creating a Facebook Messenger Poll

The new menu contains three options – GIF, Room, and Polls.

The last icon is the Poll icon, so tap on it.

Now, you’ll see an editing Facebook page for your Facebook poll.

You can edit the question and the answers; tap on “Create Poll” to create the poll.

You can also add more answers to choose from.

After creating the poll, it’ll appear on the group chat.

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.

That’s it!

Conclusion

Creating a poll on Facebook Messenger isn’t hard. You need to know where to go on the social media platform.

However, polls aren’t accessible to some countries in Europe and Japan.

So, if you can’t find the Poll option, it’s nothing wrong with your device or Messenger app.

It means the Facebook app hasn’t made Polls accessible to your country.

Remember that Messenger polls can only be created on group chats!

To create a poll, select the Plus icon – Polls – Edit questions and answers – Create Poll.

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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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