Polly Hot Takes Quickstart Guide

Polly Hot Takes🔥 is a fun and engaging social game — ideal for sparking light conversation with team members. Learn how to send a Hot Take to your team!

Polly Hot Takes🔥 is a fun way to engage with team members in a group debate over simple, semi-controversial topics. Hot Takes have no real definitive answer, but help spark a conversation! With a bank of 110 questions (and growing!), there is a large variety of discussion potential. 

There are several ways you can launch a Hot Take in Slack: 

  1. Slack Shortcuts - by hitting the ⚡ button on Slack. shortcuts slack

  2. On the web app - Navigate to your polly web app dashboard > go to Templates > from there you'll see the options to all the social games available. You can send a Hot Take🔥 to any private or public channel from the web app. 
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  3. The /polly hot takes command
    polly hot takes command

✏️Note: Social games including Hot Takes can only be created from the web dashboard for 🔒private channels — after polly is invited in them. 

How it Works

The easiest is through the Shortcut button!

  1. Navigate to the shortcuts ⚡ button in Slack
  2. Select Start a Hot Take🔥 under the Polly App options. A pop up will display to send a Hot Take to your team with options
    polly hot takes message
  3. A random question will be selected, but you can press the Shuffle Question🔀 button until you find one you would like to send to your team.
  4. Once you’ve landed on a Hot Take, then select a channel to send it to. You are now ready for the debate to begin!

Votes will be displayed in real time within the channel and are non-anonymous.

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💡Shuffle option isn't available while creating Hot Takes from the web dashboard. For sending shuffled Hot Takes in private channels, a hack could be to create a hot take in a public channel, shuffle it and then share it in the private channel!