How To Create A Poll On Slack

Are you having trouble deciding what’s best for your Slack organization? How about running a poll on the #general channel? If that’s what you need, we got you covered. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you start a poll on Slack. Whether you want to use third-party apps or not, we got you covered.


There might be times when you need the consensus of your organization to make a decision. After all, you want what’s best for everyone, especially if it can help improve your work or business.

With that in mind, you can run polls on Slack to ask the opinion of the channel members. If you want to ask everyone on the workspace, create one on the #general channel.

Here’s our quick guide on how to run a poll on Slack.

How to start a poll on Slack

Although Slack doesn’t have an integrated poll feature, there are ways to create one on your channels and group conversations on your workspace. There are a lot of third-party apps out there like Polly and Simple Poll that have different features that may suit your needs.

On the other hand, you can run a simple poll with emojis through a Slack message. In our tutorials below, we’ll show you both ways of starting a poll on Slack.

Using emojis to run a poll

If you don’t like the idea of using a third-party app to create a poll, or you don’t have room for another app on your workspace, you can make use of emojis to start one. For example, you can create a message and set up a poll by adding emojis for options.

After sending the message, other channel or conversation members can react to the poll with the corresponding emoji of their answer. Once everyone casts their vote, you can tally which option has the most reactions.

Using third-party apps to create a poll

On the other hand, Slack allows you to connect with third-party apps to make your workspace more efficient for its members. You can install apps like Polly or Simple Poll to create polls on your channels and conversations.

Some of these apps have features that allow you to hide the people who voted to reduce bias, while others allow you to schedule them as well. If you’re looking to create detailed polls on Slack, third-party apps are the way to go.

However, please note that these apps require permission to access some of your data on the workspace. You can check them all before installing the app.

With that in mind, you have the option to choose which method to create a poll. If you worry about sharing your workspace data with third-party apps, you have no choice but to start one with reaction emojis.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to run polls on Slack, you can create one on channels or group conversations on your workspace. Whether you prefer to use emojis or third-party apps, it’s all up to you.

You can use polls to get feedback, vote on ideas, or even pick dates for future meetings and events.

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