Follow these 4 steps to create a poll on Facebook:
1) Create a poll using the poll creation form
2) Locate the poll in the dashboard
3) Click “Embed & Share” button, and then the “Link” tab
4) Copy the link and paste it into your personal or business Facebook Feed or in a Facebook Messenger channel
Here’s an example of a Facebook Poll created using OpinionStage:
Best Practices for Creating a Facebook Poll:
1) Focus on your audience – select a poll question that will interest your voters. Think about topics they care about or are curious to discover what other people think about
2) Keep it short – keep the question and answers simple and short. The faster it is to comprehend your poll that more responses you will get
3) Add visuals – Adding images is a great way to engage and attract voters. A good image can dramatically increase participation rates
4) Make the answers distinct – verify that there isn’t an overlap between answers, so that it is easy to answer
5) Answers should cover all options – verify that the user will have an option to select, if you can’t cover all possible answers then add an other option to the poll
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Top 5 Reasons to create a Facebook Poll
1) Boost engagement and user interactions on your Facebook page. Users love polls and find it very easy to participate in them.
2) Use the Facebook poll to discover what your users think about your brand, service or about any topic that is related to your business or publication
3) A Facebook poll can be a great way to get quick feedback on any activity you are doing
4) Let your Facebook users influence your business by helping you understand what is important to them
5) Publish the poll results to build exposure and get attention beyond the poll participants
Creating a Facebook Messenger Poll
Besides creating and sharing your poll on the Facebook.com platform, you may also want to send the poll to Facebook Messenger to your friends or followers.
Facebook messenger polls usually work great when they are short and simple. You can configure to get notified as users submit entries to your poll or follow the real-time analytics dashboard to follow up on results.