How to Create a Poll on Facebook

Find out what your friends or followers are thinking

What to Know

  • Click the + icon at the bottom of a messenger window > Create a Poll icon > Type a question or statement > Add Option > Create Poll.
  • You can only create polls in Facebook Messenger conversations.
  • There are no customization options available for polls other than the question and answer options.

Facebook recently implemented major changes to the polling feature on their website. Polls are only available via Facebook Messenger.

How to Create a Poll in Facebook Messenger

If you are part of a group conversation using Facebook Messenger, you can create a poll for your friends or connections. 

  1. Open the group conversation in Facebook Messenger. 

    Facebook Messenger in a browser.
  2. Click the + button at the bottom of the messenger window. (In the mobile app, tap the icon all the way to the left (four dots in a square formation.)

    The More Actions button.
  3. Click the Create a Poll icon (it looks like a bar graph). 

    Create a poll button in Facebook Messenger.
  4. Type a question or statement in the Ask a question box. 

    Adding a question.
  5. Select Add Option to add poll choices.

    Selecting Add option in Facebook Messenger.
  6. Select Create Poll to share the poll with your group.

    Selecting Create Poll in Facebook Messenger.