Twitter Polls

A) A great way to ask questions
B) Even more of my time lost to engaging with social posts

Look, there’s a poll icon in your Twitter status box. Yes, that’s right, you can now conduct a poll via twitter: #marketingwin.

Twitter now encourages you to conduct a poll or weigh in on someone else's poll with your valuable opinion. Previously, Twitter users had to take a poll using hashtags or by tracking tweet responses.

What do the big wigs at Twitter say about Twitter polls?

“For poll creators, it’s a new way to engage with Twitter’s massive audience and understand exactly what people think. For those participating, it’s a very easy way to make your voice heard.”

How to set up a Twitter poll

It’s easy. Hit the Poll button in your status box and two choice boxes will appear which you can fill in with your possible answers.

Enter your question into the free text box (you have 116 characters for this) and once you’ve tweeted, your poll will be live for 24 hours.

Where do my twitter poll answers go?

The poll will update as people vote. You simply have to look at the tweet to see the results.

More useful info about Twitter polls

If you vote on a Twitter poll, no one will be able to see how you voted. This data is not made public.

Before a user votes, they will not be able to see the results. Once they have voted, Twitter will display the votes as they stand at that point in time, as well as how many people have voted and how long the vote will remain open for.

Polls can be retweeted and votes can be cast within retweets.

So, what to run a poll on? I’ll just run a quick poll to find out...