How to do a quick poll in Teams

Need to do a quick poll in your Teams channel? You can use Microsoft Forms and seamlessly insert a form to your channel.

With Microsoft Forms quick poll, you can create an instant, real time poll in seconds by using the Forms bot.

Quickest way to create a new poll in a channel

1. In the Conversations tab, type @Forms. In the Suggestions window that appears, select Forms (fig 1)

Figure 1 - typing in a command starting with @ brings up relevant tools, such as forms
Figure 1 – typing in a command starting with @ brings up relevant tools, such as forms

2. Click Create a new poll (fig 2)

Figure 2 - polls can be quickly created by typing in @forms in the conversation bar and selecting 'create a new poll' from suggestions list.
Figure 2 – polls can be quickly created by typing in @forms in the conversation bar and selecting ‘create a new poll’ from suggestions list.

3. In a pop up window type in your question and provide some answers for your poll (fig 3). Click Next to proceed.

Figure 3 - in a pop up window type in your question and provide some answers for your poll
Figure 3 – in a pop up window type in your question and provide some answers for your poll

4. You will be shown a preview of the poll, if you are happy with it – click Send (fig 4).

Figure 4 - preview of a poll. Click 'Send' to finalise.
Figure 4 – preview of a poll. Click ‘Send’ to finalise.

5. Your form will be posted on your teams channel (fig 5). Team members can now respond to the poll and see the result in real time.

Figure 5 - poll posted in the teams channel.
Figure 5 – poll posted in the teams channel.

Last updated: 6/4/2020

Guidance adapted from Microsoft. See original article here.

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