How to Create a Poll in Telegram

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Polls in Telegram
Polls in Telegram

Polls are a built-in Telegram feature that allows owners of channels and group chats to receive feedback from subscribers, better understand audience preferences and conduct case studies.

In this article, you will learn how to create polls in Telegram.

Where Can I Create a Poll in Telegram

Telegram polls can be created only in channels and group chats.

On a channel, polls can play a particularly important role. By conducting polls in their channel, the owner gets the opportunity to get to know their subscribers better: what are their tastes, what is their age, in which direction the majority opinion prevails on this or that issue. Also, thanks to surveys, the channel owner can receive an assessment of the quality of the published content. Having received feedback from subscribers through polls, the channel owner better understands his audience and in which direction to develop his channel.

Example of a poll in Telegram
Example of a poll in Telegram

Group chat also has the ability to create polls. In this case, polls can play the role of not only a sociological study, but also help in resolving disputes between group members. 

In addition, the polls function is a great tool for running contests and quizzes. After all, it is with the help of polls that you can arrange a vote among subscribers (or participants) and determine the winner of the competition.

How to Create a Poll in Telegram

How to create a poll in Telegram
How to create a poll in Telegram

To create a poll you need:

  1. Press the "pin" while in the dialogue mode from channels or chats.
  2. Select "Poll".
  3. Set the name and options for the survey.
  4. Select additional tinctures.
  5. Enjoy the result.

It's easy enough to create polls in Telegram. Below we will explain in detail how to create polls on different platforms.

iOS

To create a poll in Telegram on devices with the iOS operating system, you need to follow the following instructions:

  • On the channel in which you have access to publications, in the window for posting a message, click on the attachment icon.
  • In the list that opens, select the "Poll" option.
Option "Poll" in the telegram channel on the iOS platform
Option "Poll" in the telegram channel on the iOS platform
  • Enter question and answers for options. Please note that in Telegram polls, you can enter no more than 10 answer options.
Creating a poll in a telegram channel on the iOS platform
Creating a poll in a telegram channel on the iOS platform
  • Then click the "Create" button.
"Create" button in Telegram polls on the iOS platform
"Create" button in Telegram polls on the iOS platform
  • After these steps, the poll will be created and published on your channel.
Ready poll in telegram on the iOS platform
Ready poll in telegram on the iOS platform

Android

To create a poll in Telegram on devices with the Android operating system, you need to do the following steps:

  • Enter the group chat where you are the administrator and click the paperclip icon.
Icon for attaching multimedia and polls in the Telegram group chat on the Android platform
Icon for attaching multimedia and polls in the Telegram group chat on the Android platform
  • In the menu that opens, select the "Poll" option.
Option "Poll" in Telegram on Android platform
Option "Poll" in Telegram on Android platform
  • Enter your question and answer choices in the required fields. Remember that there can be no more than ten answer options.
Creating a poll in Telegram on the Android platform
Creating a poll in Telegram on the Android platform
  • Below you can define some of the polls settings. For example, enable anonymous voting that it was not visible who voted how. You can also enable the option to select multiple answers. 
  • Once you have set up your poll, click "Create"
The "Create" button in the Telegram poll settings on the Android platform
The "Create" button in the Telegram poll settings on the Android platform
  • Done. Your poll has been posted to a group chat.

PC

In the desktop version of Telegram, it is also easy to create a poll. To do this, you need to follow the following algorithm of actions:

  • In a group chat, click on the icon with three vertical dots and in the list that appears, select the option "Create poll".
Option "Create poll" in the desktop version of Telegram
Option "Create poll" in the desktop version of Telegram
  • In the poll menu that opens, ask a question, add answer options and, if desired, set additional settings. Then click "Create".
Creating and configuring a poll in the desktop version of Telegram
Creating and configuring a poll in the desktop version of Telegram
  • Done. Your poll has been published.

Functions and Poll Rules

Finally, we will consider what actions the administrator and participants can perform with polls, as well as what is the quiz mode.

Poll Rules

First of all, you need to know that only administrators can create and delete polls in channels and in group chats. However, in group chats, the administrator can in the group settings allow members to create polls.

You can read about how to manage a channel in our article on "Telegram channels".

We also remind you that in private chats it is not possible to create a poll.

Any Telegram user can share polls in private chats or in other groups and channels. At the same time, any user can vote in a poll, that is, to take part in a poll, it is not necessary to be a member of a group or subscribe to the channel where this poll was created.

The poll results can be seen by every Telegram user. If the "Anonymous voting" option is not enabled in the poll settings, then any user can see who and how voted.

Visibility of Voters in the Poll Quiz
Visibility of Voters in the Poll Quiz

Basic Poll Actions

If you tap (or right-click) on a poll message, a context menu will open.

Poll context menu in Telegram
Poll context menu in Telegram

In this menu, the administrator can select the "Stop poll" option. Thus, the poll will no longer be valid, that is, participants and subscribers will no longer be able to vote. 

Using the "Pin" option, the administrator can pin the poll message to the top of the chat window or channel so that subscribers have quick access to the poll.

The "Cancel Voice" option allows the administrator and survey participants to cancel their vote, thereby opening up the option to re-vote.

To share the poll in a private conversation or in a friendly channel, just use the "Forward" option. 

And the "Delete" option allows the administrator to permanently delete the poll.

Quiz Mode

Quiz
Quiz

We mentioned above that using polls, you can organize competitive quizzes. The quiz mode is configured as follows. 

In the poll settings menu, first you need to check the box next to the "Quiz Mode" option.

Next, you ask a question and enter answer options. Circles will appear opposite the answer options. Opposite the correct answer, you need to click on this circle.

Quiz mode in Telegram polls
Quiz mode in Telegram polls

In the explanation tab, you can specify the text that will be displayed when an incorrect answer is selected. Then you can click "Create".

Additional settings of the Telegram quiz
Additional settings of the Telegram quiz

In the published poll-quiz, the user, when choosing the correct answer, will see special effects in the form of confetti and a checkmark opposite the selected answer.

Displaying the choice of the correct answer in the Telegram quiz
Displaying the choice of the correct answer in the Telegram quiz

Otherwise, the user will see a cross next to the selected option and a notification at the top of the screen. 

The result of the quiz when choosing the wrong answer
The result of the quiz when choosing the wrong answer

The poll quiz mode is a great way to entertain subscribers and motivate them to be active in a channel or group. After all, for a fee, subscribers will help promote the channel, for example, advertise it through word of mouth.

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