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How to add a poll to your Facebook story

In our “Guides,” we'll look at Instagram and Facebook, explain its features both new and old, and show you how to get the most out of the platform for your marketing strategy. Today: How to add a poll to your Facebook story.

Polls have always been a powerful tool for getting to know your customers better. You don’t have to ponder and puzzle over what their wishes might be–you can just ask them.

One of the simplest ways to get in touch with your community is by using polls in your Facebook stories. Stories are easily accessible to fans. So, there is a low barrier of entry for them to participate.

How to add a poll to your Facebook story

Starting a poll in your Facebook story is as easy as it gets. If you want to ask your followers a closed question, you have two different options to do so.

Start a poll with a picture or video in the background

  1. Open Facebook and tap “Add Story” at the top of your news feed.
  2. Insert a photo or video as a background for your poll. There are a few ways to get there:
    1. Choose a photo or video from your camera roll.
    2. Tap on the camera symbol and take a photo or record a video.
    3. Record a Boomerang to create your poll background.
  3. Tap the sticker emoji in the right-hand corner at the top of your screen and select “Poll.”
  4. Type in your question.
  5. By default, the answer options are yes and no. If you want to customize the possible answers, tap either side and change them to your liking.
  6. Tap “Done.”
  7. You can now add stickers, text, or other effects.
  8. Tap “Share to Story” to publish your poll.

Start a poll without an image in the background

You can also start your poll right away without adding photos or videos to your story.

Complete step one from above. Then swipe left at the top of your screen, where you have options like “text” and “music.” The last option is “Poll.”

You can now proceed with steps four and five. After wards, you can change the background and add stickers, text, or other effects.

How to ask open questions

Your survey options in Facebook Stories are not limited to closed questions. If you want to hear more from your followers, you can also use the “Questions” sticker.

Here you can ask your question, and your community can give any response they want. This opens up the possibilities in terms of the range of answers you can get.

Analyze your poll results

To see the answers to your poll, go to your story and swipe up. Facebook provides information about how many votes you received and who decoded for which option.

Conclusion: Polls help you get to know your audience better

With polls in Facebook stories, you have an easy option for asking your followers what they think. You could use it to get their opinions on a new product or see what color they would prefer for a limited edition you are planning to release. There are no limits to the possibilities, and you can even choose between using closed or open questions. Storrito helps with the creation of Instagram stories. The platform can be used within a team to create and schedule stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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