Available Settings and Features

Learn more about the available settings which will help you while creating Pollys in Teams

Polly Settings & Options

While creating a polly you have a variety of settings that you can customise:

๐Ÿ’กAll the above features are available on the paid as well as the free plan, more around how the paid plan is different from the free plan can be found on our pricing page 



๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Anonymity

By default, all pollys are not anonymous. To make a polly anonymous, simply add an [anon] tag after you mention Polly. 


๐Ÿ‘๏ธ Results Visibility

The default setting is that results are displayed in real-time in channel. To hide results from the audience, select Hidden from Audience. This will hide all votes and comments, and only the sender will be able to see the results of the polly. You can also choose to share the results after the polly closes.

results visibility

โ˜‘๏ธ Voting on Multiple Choices

To allow the audience to vote on multiple choices, simply check the box below the question that says Allow multiple votes on this question. This will publish a polly letting users know that they can vote more than once.

When the respondents add their responses, the results will appear as below in the scenario where you have allowed multiple votes

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โž• Audience Adding Choices

You can choose to allow your audience to add choices to a poll or survey. You can do so by checking the box for โ˜‘๏ธAudience can add choices.

As the audience member, when you click โž•Add Choice, a dialog box will appear right below where you can submit your poll choice.

adding choice - teams
The option of "audience can add choices" for multi question polly isn't available currently, it is only available for single question pollys. 


๐Ÿ•‘ Scheduling a Polly

By default, your polly is scheduled to send immediately. But you can choose to schedule your polly to send in the future, as well as control when the polly closes.

From the Polly Builder, you'll need to click on the Send > Schedule button to bring up the ability to schedule a polly.

You can customise the  ๐Ÿ“… date to send the polly, as well as the time. You can choose from the date-picker (the drop-down). Once you have created the polly, it will send at your desired date/time. Until it sends, it will live in the Polly Results tab, in case you want to delete the polly preemptively. After deletion, it will not go out as per the schedule set earlier. 

scheduling a polly - teams


๐Ÿ” Recurring Pollys

You can also configure your polly to recur in daily, weekly and monthly frequencies on certain days of the week. You can do this by clicking on Send Schedule then switch the toggle on Recurring. Continue with choosing your frequency from the drop down list and choose the days and time you'd want the polly to be sent on. 

recurring polly teams

โœ๏ธNote: Reminders functionality is not available with sending pollys, you can however, create a link to your polly and share it with your colleagues in chat, email or text. 

    ๐Ÿ‘€ Preview

    While creating a polly, you get to see an Interactive Preview as well on the right side, showing you how the polly questions will appear in the channel/DM. You can interact with the Preview (like a respondent) to get an exact idea of how the polly will look for your respondents

    โž• Adding Owners 

    By adding Owners to your polly you are giving access to another person in your team to see/manage the polly just the way you can. This is a useful feature when you want to share your polly control with someone else so they can manage it on your behalf.  Additionally, an Owner can be added at anytime whether the polly is open or closed. To do this:

    • Go the Team where the polly is created
    • Click on the Polly tab on the top
    • Click on Management Controls (i.e. 3 dots) > Owner
    • Type the team member name or press the downward pointing arrow. List of the team members who can be made owner will appear (video guide is below)
    • Click "Add User"

    โœ๏ธNote: While adding Owners, the Users will only appear if you have accessed Polly from within that Team through the Polly icon on the top. Ownership can only be managed from the pinned tab inside a Meeting, Chat or Team. It cannot be managed from the Chat/Conversation or from the personal tab.

    โœ๏ธNote: Currently this functionality of adding Owners is not available for recurring pollys


    โš™๏ธ Other available settings: Delete, Duplicate, Drag & Drop questions

    While adding questions to you polly, you can:

    1. Delete a question
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    2. Delete a choice
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    3. Duplicate a question
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    4. Drag & drop questions to change the questions sequence

    ๐Ÿ’กLearn more about other available management control settings i.e. polly editing, deleting, duplicating, reopening, results CSV exports etc