Polly Trivia Quickstart Guide

Polly Trivia* in Slack is a great way to engage your team with general knowledge questions in a variety of categories. Try playing trivia games once a week with your team during a social or lunch hour, to break out from normal work discourse. 


A good rule of thumb includes no googling or outside help. Encourage your team to have fun and not take things too seriously. Good sportsmanship is key to creating an inviting and rewarding experience. 


There are several ways to launch a trivia session including:

  • Slack Shortcuts
  • through the Polly app home
  • and on the web app

*Polly Trivia is available to users on the Social Plan, or the Pro Plan. Learn more about pricing and to sign up for a free trial here.


Authoring from Slack Shortcuts

To get started, navigate to the shortcutsbutton in Slack and select Trivia under the Polly App options. A pop up will display to start a game of trivia. 

Select which channel you would like to play trivia in; do note that if you do not select a channel within your workspace, your game of trivia will not post. 

Next, select how many questions in the game, game speed and question categories. You can also choose to preview the trivia game before sending it to your Slack channel. 

Once you have reviewed your trivia questions, if you choose to do so, you can post and start your game. 

Confirmation of your game as well as an invitation to play, will be sent to the Slack channel you selected. 

If you’ve changed your mind or want to change something about the game of trivia, you can choose to end the game early, using the overflow menu in the game prompt.

As the game is underway, you will notice a thread appear in your Slack channel. Polly will post the previously asked question as well as the correct answer, at 30 second intervals.

Once the game has concluded, a fun gif will display along with a list of everyone’s scores. See how you and your teammates did, and then launch another round! 🎉


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