Published Poll or Survey Options

Navigating Published poll / survey options

For one-off polls / surveys
Start off by selecting the poll or survey of choice, and clicking on it. In the top right-hand corner, click on the overflow menu and you'll see options for resend, re-open, save as a template, and more.

one-time-polls

For an instance of a recurring poll / survey

Start by going to your Recurring Series overview page, and clicking on the desired instance that you'd like to resend. From there, just hit the ... overflow menu, and you'll see options for resend, re-open, save as a template, and more.

Recurring published options

Resending a published poll/survey

Note: this is only available to users on a paid Polly plan, or currently on a free trial.

In cases where you might want to resend what you’ve already published in a channel, either to the same audience or to a new audience, you can now do so without having to create a new poll. 👏

This can be particularly handy if your poll is still open, but you didn’t receive enough votes the first time it went out and you want to resend to the same audience to gather more votes.

This will open up the same poll/survey’s authoring page – and you’ll see that the original audience is already pre-populated (along with everything else). In the audience field, you can choose to leave it as is, so it’ll resend to the same audience, or you can add different users or channels as the new audience.

Note that this will not invalidate existing votes, it will simply resend the same poll/survey to the audience (existing or new) and it will be saved as a new poll/survey. You can also add more questions, or change any part of the poll/survey if you wish, prior to resending it.

Once you’re all done, you can hit Send Poll at the bottom and it will resend!

Saving a published poll/survey as a template

Note: this is only available to users on a paid Polly plan, or currently on a free trial.

Have you ever published a poll or survey that you realized would be useful to use in the future? Now, you can save any existing poll or survey that has already been published, as a template. Once it is in your library, you’ll be spared the hassle of re-creating a poll or survey, and be able to post it again, directly from the template.  🙌

In a process similar to resending a survey, to create a template, open a poll or survey, and click on the … overflow menu. From there, select Save as Template, and a window will pop up, prompting you to name your template. Select Save to store the new template in your library. 

save-as-a-template

Reopening a closed poll/survey

If you have a poll or survey that has already closed but you wanted to re-open it to collect more responses, or need to extend the close date, you can now do so!

Note: you are only able to reopen a closed one-time poll or survey. Support for recurring polls/surveys is coming soon!

To reopen a closed poll, select it from the Results page, and click on the … same overflow menu as above. You will see that there is an option to Reopen a poll/survey, if it has already closed. 

Upon doing so, you will receive a prompt to set a new close date for the selected poll/survey, and the option to send a reminder to your audience.

reopen-closed-survey

Once you’ve hit Save, the poll/survey will automatically update with the new close date.

Do note that you can only re-open a closed poll/survey if it has closed within the last 14 days. If it’s been longer than two weeks since it closed, then the only option is to re-create the poll/survey and send it out again.