Create a poll in Slack

There are a few ways to quickly survey your teammates in Slack. You can add a polling app to your workspace, or for quick and informal polls, you can use emoji reactions. Read on to learn how to create a poll in Slack.


Install a polling app

The Slack App Directory offers several apps that help you poll members and collect feedback quickly. Apps like Polly, Simple Poll, Survey Monkey and more are available to use in Slack. With a number of different polling features available – like anonymity, hidden results, scheduling, reminders, event-triggered surveys and templates – check out App Directory to find an app that suits your needs.

  1. Visit the Slack App Directory, then search for keywords like ‘poll’ and ‘survey’ to find apps that interest you.
  2. Install an app to your workspace. For step-by-step instructions, read Add an app to your workspace.

Use emoji reactions  

Using emoji reactions, you can easily poll your teammates with a Slack message. In your message, set up your poll by choosing an emoji for each option people can vote on. Once you send your message, people can add a reaction to your message using one of the emoji that you selected. Whichever option has the most reactions is the winner!

Message in Slack asking teammates to vote on a poll, with emoji reactions added for each option