Try these steps to post a Twitter Poll on your Twitter Timeline

May 18, 2020

Polls in the Twitter app not only help us discover the interest of the audience about a particular subject but also start new trends. As such, you can try and understand what the audience thinks and what they really want. To help you make the most of Twitter Polls, we've come up with a guide that explains to you how to create a Twitter Poll on your Twitter Timeline.

How to start a Twitter Poll on your Twitter Timeline?

Polls help you connect with your followers in a better way and in turn, provide exposure to other potential new followers via retweets. The most striking part about Twitter polls is, answering them takes only a single click. To create a Twitter Poll, do the following.

  1. Compose tweet.
  2. Tap the Poll icon.
  3. Type a poll question in the main compose box.
  4. Specify choice for in the first box.
  5. Specify the second choice in another box.
  6. Tap + to add more choices as additional options.
  7. Set the poll’s duration.

Twitter has made it quite easier for its users to engage with others via Polls.


How to make a poll on Twitter?

First, launch the Twitter app and tap the ‘Compose’ icon.

Twitter Poll Icon
Twitter Poll Icon

Tap the ‘Add poll’ icon as shown in the image above.

Type your poll question into the main compose box. The character count is not limited here. As such, you can use up to the max character count in your poll question.

Twitter Poll Options
Twitter Poll Options

Add your first poll option into the Choice 1 box, and your second poll option into the Choice 2 box.

Twitter Specify Choices
Twitter Specify Choices

Here, the characters count is limited - up to 25 characters for each option.


If you would like to add more options, tap + icon.

Twitter Poll Length
Twitter Poll Length

Now, specify the time duration for the poll to end. By default, every poll’s duration is set to 1 day. The minimum amount of time for a poll is 5 minutes, and the maximum is 7 days. You can adjust this by tapping 1 day and then, proceeding to adjust the days, hours, and minutes.

When done, tap the blue-colored ‘Tweet’ button to post the poll.

Twitter Poll Created
Twitter Poll Created

Your Poll should get published immediately and should be visible to all your followers. Although you can’t attach images to polls, you can drop in links and hashtags.

That sums up how to create a poll on the Twitter topic. Try it to break away from the monotony of regular posts.

Can you see who votes in your Twitter poll?

Unfortunately, No! When someone votes in a poll, his/her participation is not revealed to others. As such, neither the poll creator nor other participants voting in a Twitter Poll can find who has voted or how they’ve voted.

Why are polls good on Twitter?

Businesses or enterprises launching something new can use Twitter Polls as a great tool to build hype around their latest announcement and drive sales. Besides, they can also understand people’s opinions about their brand.

Hope that makes sense!


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