Getting Started with Twitter Polls

Twitter has been a place known for opinions that can range from everything such as who will win Sunday’s football game to what to eat for dinner. And now they’ve made it even easier.

If you’ve ever been stuck in a rut between two options and want to hear the public’s opinion, you might want to consider turning to Twitter to find your answer. Twitter has implemented a new feature to create simple polls, a great way to understand what others think with a tap on their phone or a click of a button. Today I’m covering the ins and outs of Twitter polls and how you can encourage engagement with your audience.

Getting Started with Twitter Polls (Tweet this!)

How do I get started?

Getting Started With Twitter Polls via @social_studio

You can create a poll by clicking on the small piechart in the right hand corner when writing up a tweet.

How does it work?

  • Restricted to two-option answers (Note: you cannot tag accounts as answers)
  • 24-hour lifespan (people are also informed on how many people have voted, how much time is left to vote, and the results in a percentage)
  • Your answers are anonymous and not shared publicly
  • Results can be viewed to the public once results are completed

How can you use them to market your business + increase user engagement?

  • Visual elements in tweets attract more attention!
  • Pin and highlight your poll to the top of your timeline
  • Polls are a quick and easy way to get product feedback.
  • Embed polls to your blog/site
  • It doesn't have to be all business - give a laugh to your polls such as below:

It’s good to see Twitter implementing more and more features. So, what’s your opinion on Twitter’s new feature? Do you: a) Like them? b) Think they’re not that useful?

Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image by Sarah Sweeney