Using Polldaddy on Facebook

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Krista

We’ve made a few changes to adding polls to Facebook pages since this blog post was published. Check out this newer article: Getting polls on Facebook: the definitive guide.

Polls are a great way to gather feedback on a single question, quickly. Here’s how easy it is to create polls using the Polldaddy Facebook app.

First, be sure to add the Polldaddy app in Facebook. To do that, click on this link: Facebook Polldaddy App

You’ll be asked to allow the Polldaddy Facebook app. Click on “Allow”:

Now, you’ll be able to see the Polldaddy app in your sidebar. Click on it to create a poll:

Next,

Now, at the top of the page, click on “Create a new poll”:

Next, input your poll’s question, and the possible answers. If you like, you can add an additional answer by clicking on the “Add answer” button:

Once you’ve got your question and answers set up, select the language for your poll, then choose who can see your poll. You can make it public, so that anyone can see it, or you can set it so that only your Facebook friends can see it. Choose where to post your poll—either on your wall, or on your business or organization’s page. When you’re done, click on “Next step”:

Next, you can customize the invitation to vote in the poll, then click “Publish”:

Now, just for fun, let’s vote in the poll. We’re going to select Meat Lovers’ pizza as our favorite:

If you’re sure you made the right choice, click on “Vote Now!”:

You’ll see a confirmation screen after you vote:

Creating a Facebook poll is as easy as pie! (A pizza pie, that is.) Mmmmmm pizza pie.

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28 comments on “Using Polldaddy on Facebook

  1. Hi Paul, No, it's not possible to hide poll results on Facebook.
    Krista
  2. Is it possible to hide the results of a poll on Facebook?
    Paul Vance
  3. Hi Josh, If you post a poll to your Facebook wall and you've got your Facebook account associated with your Polldaddy.com account, you'll be able to see your poll results in real time in your Polldaddy.com dashboard. If your poll gets pushed down your page, you can always re-post it. You can set up a poll to block repeat votes if you like, or allow multiple votes per person.
    Krista
  4. Are you able to post a poll to a personal wall and have the data reflect in real time onto a Wordpress platform? Also, what if the poll gets pushed down and you are not finished asking those questions, can you resurrect the poll to travel down again with the current data? --- Looks like the Wordpress question has been asked but Ill live my perspective in anyway. Also - a person can only vote once, correct?
    josh
  5. Thanks Krista - maybe another one to consider for the future!
    Emily Tully
  6. Hello Emily, in this instance, only your friends would be allowed to vote. Now, there isn't a way for us to check to see if someone is a fan of the page before allowing them to vote.
    Krista
  7. Hi guys, another question! If I host the poll on a facebook page and hit the "private - show to friends only" option does that mean MY friends or the page's fans? What I would like is for people to have to be fans before they can vote in the poll. Thanks!
    Emily Tully
  8. Yeah I agree with Farmer Matt... I would love to have the Facebook App read a poll set up from my PollDaddy Pro Account. That way we can use the formatting functions of the web account and make it look consistent across several outlets (i.e. web page, twitter, Facebook, etc)
    Doug Weber
  9. Thanks for the suggestion, farmer matt!
    Krista
  10. I've already created a poll from my wordpress.com site and was hoping to embed this poll into facebook, but instead had to settle with posting the link. Would love this functionality in the future, if possible! Thanks.
    farmer matt
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