How To Make A Poll Slack

Creating a poll in Slack can be a great way to gather opinions and make decisions as a team. I personally find it to be a valuable tool for quickly getting feedback and making informed choices. In this article, I will guide you through the process of creating a poll in Slack, providing detailed steps and my own personal tips along the way.

Step 1: Install a Polling App

To start creating polls in Slack, you will need to install a polling app. There are several options available, but one popular choice is the “Simple Poll” app. You can find and install this app by following these steps:

  1. Open Slack and go to the Slack App Directory.
  2. Search for “Simple Poll” and select the app from the search results.
  3. Click on “Install” to add the app to your Slack workspace.

Once the app is installed, you are ready to create your first poll!

Step 2: Create a Poll

Now that you have the polling app installed, you can easily create a poll in Slack. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the channel or direct message where you want to create the poll.
  2. Type “/poll” followed by your question and answer options. For example: “/poll What should our team name be? Option 1/Option 2/Option 3”.
  3. Press Enter to post the poll.

Once you post the poll, Slack will automatically generate a poll with the question and answer options you provided. Your teammates can then vote by reacting to the poll with the corresponding emojis.

Step 3: View and Analyze the Results

After the poll has been active for a while and you start to receive votes, it’s important to analyze the results. Most polling apps in Slack provide a convenient way to view and analyze the poll results. In the case of the “Simple Poll” app, you can do the following:

  1. Click on the poll message in the channel to bring up the details.
  2. Look for the “View Results” button and click on it.
  3. You will then see a breakdown of the votes for each option, giving you a clear picture of the team’s preferences.

By analyzing the results, you can make informed decisions based on the feedback received from your team.


Creating a poll in Slack can greatly streamline the decision-making process within your team. Whether it’s choosing a new team name or deciding on a project direction, polls can provide a quick and easy way to gather opinions and reach a consensus. By following the steps outlined in this article and using the “Simple Poll” app, you can create and analyze polls in Slack effortlessly. So give it a try and start making your decision-making process more collaborative and efficient!