How To Create Poll Slack

Creating a poll on Slack is an excellent method for collecting viewpoints and reaching team decisions. In this guide, I will lead you through the steps of creating a poll on Slack. With my personal insights and suggestions, you will be able to add your unique touch to the polls you create. Let’s begin!

Step 1: Choose the Best Poll App

Before you start creating polls on Slack, you’ll need to choose a polling app that integrates with Slack. There are several options available, but one of my personal favorites is the Simple Poll app. It’s user-friendly, customizable, and provides real-time results.

To add the Simple Poll app to your Slack workspace, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Slack App Directory.
  2. Search for “Simple Poll” in the search bar.
  3. Select the Simple Poll app from the results.
  4. Click on the “Add to Slack” button.
  5. Choose the Slack channel where you want to create polls.
  6. Grant the necessary permissions for the app to access your Slack workspace.

Step 2: Create a Poll

Once you have the Simple Poll app installed in your Slack workspace, creating a poll is a breeze. Here’s how:

  1. Type “/poll” in the message input field.
  2. Enter your question for the poll.
  3. Add options for people to vote on. You can add as many options as you’d like.
  4. Send the poll by pressing Enter. It will be instantly posted in the Slack channel.

Adding your personal touch to the poll can make it more engaging and fun for your team. Consider using emojis, GIFs, or even custom Slack reactions to make the poll stand out.

Step 3: Monitor and Analyze the Results

Once the poll is live, team members can start voting by selecting their preferred option. As the creator of the poll, you’ll be able to monitor the results in real-time.

To view the results of a poll, simply click on the poll message in your Slack channel. You’ll see a breakdown of the votes for each option, allowing you to make informed decisions based on the feedback.

My Personal Tips and Commentary

Creating polls on Slack has been a game-changer for my team. It has improved our decision-making process and encouraged active participation from everyone. Here are some additional tips and personal touches you can add:

  • Use humor in your poll questions to make them more engaging.
  • Encourage team members to share their thoughts and reasons behind their votes.
  • Consider adding a “write-in” option for open-ended responses.
  • Rotate the role of poll creator to involve different team members.


Creating polls on Slack is an effective way to gather input from your team and make decisions together. With the right polling app and a personal touch, you can create engaging and informative polls that facilitate team collaboration and improve decision-making. So why not give it a try and start polling on Slack today?