Polly Help in Slack


Installing Polly

Click the button below.

Authoring a Poll

Use the /polly command in Slack:

  • /polly When should we hold the meeting? to author a poll.
  • /polly "When should we hold the meeting?" "9am" "10am" "11am" with quotes to author a poll with the options populated by default.
  • /polly followed by the enter key to get a link to author the poll from our web UI, or to access some other poll control options
  • /yesno Are you coming to the holiday party to author a quick thumbs-up, thumbs-down poll. Details here.

You can also author polls directly from the web by going to your Dashboard and hitting the Create Poll button

Authoring a Survey

To create more complex, multi-question surveys please use the web app. You can generate a link by typing /polly survey and and following the link, or you can navigate directly to the authoring web UI.

Poll & Survey Options

You have a number of options you can enable on polls or surveys – anonymity, keeping voting results or commenting private, different question types, letting users write-in votes, and much, much more.  These options are available to you in Slack and from the web interface.  More details on each of these options here.

Other Commands

Here’s a list of other commands available to you:

  • /polly help to get some help
  • /polly feedback to contact us
  • /polly survey to bring up your past surveys (or to author a new one)
  • /polly template to use a saved poll or survey template
  • /polly results to get a link to a dashboard of polls you’ve authored
  • /polly delete to delete a poll you’ve created
  • /polly remind* to send a reminder to teammates
  • /polly share* to share poll results with a channel or a teammate
  • /polly close to close a poll
  • /polly recurring to get a link to edit, update, or delete your recurring polls
  • /polly export* to export your poll or survey data

*these Slack commands are only available to Polly users on a paid plan. Learn more