Polly Help in Slack
Quickstart & FAQ
How do you pronounce Polly?
Probably our most frequently asked question — is it pronounced like Pole-EE, or like the parrot, Paul-EE?
Polly is pronounced as Paul-EE 🙂 hopefully, that settles the much-contested office debate once and for all!
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.
/pollyfollowed 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 partyto 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.
Here’s a list of other commands available to you:
/polly helpto get some help
/polly feedbackto contact us
/polly surveyto bring up your past surveys (or to author a new one)
/polly templateto use a saved poll or survey template
/polly resultsto get a link to a dashboard of polls you’ve authored
/polly deleteto 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 closeto close a poll
/polly recurringto 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