The Polly Blog

The latest from Polly on polls, surveys, and how to build a better workplace.

George Dickson - June 12, 2019 - 4 Min Read

Meet Your Brand New Results Feed and Get Automated!

Polly 2019 Product Update
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Nhi Nguyen - February 13, 2019 - 4 Min Read

New year, new Polly: updated authoring experience in Slack, image polls, and more

Today we're launching a new, and de-cluttered authoring experience in Slack, that makes it easier to create quick and simple polls directly in Slack. In addition to a new look and feel, we're introducing the ability to create Image Polls, made possible by Block Kit. 
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Samir Diwan - February 13, 2019 - 4 Min Read

Announcing Polly’s $7M Series A led by Madrona Venture Group. Here’s how we’re investing that back into you.

Today, we’re announcing our Series A investment led by Sudip Chakrabarti from Madrona Venture Group, with participation from existing investors Amplify Partners, Fathom Capital, Slack Fund, Tempo Ventures and others. Over the next year, we'll be putting this capital to work by improving and expanding upon our existing product and double our headcount to support our growing tens of thousands of teams using Polly every month.
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Nhi Nguyen - October 25, 2018 - 5 Min Read

Introducing Workflows + REST API to automatically collect feedback at scale in Slack

Today, we're launching two new exciting products that mark the next chapter of smart and automated surveys in the world of enterprise collaboration. 🎉 The first of two products we're launching is called Workflows, where Polly will send automated trigger-based polls or surveys and collect feedback at scale for you, without having to manually create the survey every time an event happens. The second of two products in tandem with Workflows is our REST API that'll allow just about anyone to do custom survey workflows for their workspace.
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Nhi Nguyen - October 3, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Slack Frontiers Recap: Measuring your TOMO with Polly

Some members of the Polly team went out to all 3 stops (San Francisco, New York, and London) for Slack's annual user conference, Frontiers. Learn more about what went down at Frontiers.
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Nhi Nguyen - August 8, 2018 - 4 Min Read

Making it easier to share, consume, and engage with your data

Being able to create polls and surveys in Slack to quickly gather feedback is one thing –– but being able to collaborate and share on some of your most important information is vital to keeping your team humming along and working more efficiently. Over at Polly, we've been working hard to make it easier to share, collaborate, consume, and engage with your peers day-to-day.
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Nhi Nguyen - May 23, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Picking favorites: ranking and point allocation polls are here! 

Whether you're reviewing design changes, ranking your top location choices for your next team retreat, or finalizing departmental budget line items, ranking your choices and assigning numerical values to your poll options is an easy and effective way to determine preferences.
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Nhi Nguyen - May 7, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Getting more value out of Polly with updated pricing model

Polly is adjusting our existing pricing model to more accurately reflect the value that users get from the tool and to make room for some exciting new features coming your way here soon.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Customize your dashboard with advanced filters

Results from your polls and surveys have always been displayed in total with all responses and had the inability for advanced filtering – until now. We're so pleased to announce that you can now slice and dice your data on your dashboard in an interactive way with advanced filtering.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Cultivating ownership and transparency with sharing permissions

For important company-wide results for a survey, there's a good chance that other people in your company will need access to it, too. Some examples would be your supervisor, investors, department head, or your cross-functional project lead. We strive to continuously foster the same culture of openness and transparency that Slack is ubiquitous with – which is what Polly aims to do by increasing the ability to share out important results to your stakeholders.
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