How To Do A Polly Poll In Slack

Slack is an incredible tool for team communication and collaboration. A key aspect that adds to Slack’s efficiency is its integration with the Polly app, allowing for the creation of polls. In this article, I will guide you through the steps of conducting a Polly poll in Slack, based on my own experiences and insights.

Setting Up Polly in Slack

Before we dive into creating a poll, let’s first make sure that the Polly app is installed in your Slack workspace. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Slack and go to the app directory by clicking on the “Apps” tab in the left sidebar.
  2. In the search bar, type “Polly” and select the Polly app from the search results.
  3. Click on the “Add to Slack” button to install the Polly app in your workspace.

Once the app is installed, you’ll see a new “Polly” option in your Slack sidebar.

Creating a Poll

Now that we have Polly set up, let’s create our first poll. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the channel or direct message where you want to create the poll.
  2. Type “/polly” followed by your poll question. For example, “/polly What is your favorite programming language?”
  3. Press Enter to create the poll.

Once you create the poll, Polly will automatically generate a set of options for participants to choose from. These options will be displayed as buttons beneath the poll question.

Customizing Your Poll

Polly provides several customization options to make your polls more engaging and informative. Here are a few examples:

  • /polly anonymous: This command makes the poll anonymous, meaning that participants’ responses will not be attributed to them.
  • /polly multiple: Use this command if you want participants to be able to select multiple options in the poll.
  • /polly options "Option 1" "Option 2" "Option 3": This command allows you to manually specify the options for your poll.

Feel free to experiment with these customization options to create polls that suit your specific needs.

Participating in a Poll

Now that you know how to create a poll, let’s take a look at how to participate in one:

  1. When a poll is posted in a channel or direct message, simply click on the option that best represents your answer.
  2. Your selection will be recorded and displayed in the poll results.
  3. If the poll is anonymous, nobody else will be able to see which option you selected.

Participating in polls is a great way to gather feedback and make decisions as a team.


Creating polls in Slack using the Polly app is a simple and effective way to engage your team and gather valuable insights. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily create, customize, and participate in polls with ease. So why not give it a try and start making more informed decisions with your team?