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Manage your company surveys with Polly for Microsoft Teams

The Polly App offers a native integration in Microsoft Teams to foster collaboration and productivity. By creating instant polls with live results, your team can easily participate while Polly makes it easy and fun for users to engage and increase participation.

 

With the updated version of Polly, you can now create a poll from the Polly Tab and:

  • select from more question types
  • schedule your poll
  • set a closing date
  • hide the results (optional)
  • define if comments will be anonymous
  • let the users to add options to your poll dynamically.
  • they can vote on more than one option
  • they can add comments to a poll!

Polly will also track the results and will offer a dashboard view in their Tab with a summary and details of all your active Polls.

 

Find the Polly App in our App Store!

 

Create a poll from the Polly tab


You are no longer limited to creating polls by chatting with the bot. You can now create polls directly from the pinned Polly tab in your team channel. More details here

 

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There are multiple options now in the Channel Polly Tab to create a custom poll! 

 

 

More functionality and options

Along with the new authoring experience in the Polly tab, comes a lot of new and exciting functionality:

  • Scheduling a poll
  • Setting the close date
  • More question types
  • Hiding Results (Private Polls)
  • Anonymous and Non-Anonymous responses
  • Dynamic editing of the poll allows the audience to add options
  • Vote on multiple options
  • Add comments to a poll

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More question types
Ever wanted to ask an open-ended question? Now you can! You can also ask users to give a rating 1-5 or Agree/Disagree, all directly from the Polly tab. See all the question types available.

 

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Add comments to a poll

Sometimes, additional context is necessary when you’re responding to a poll. Now you can add comments in-line that look and feel much cleaner than in-thread messages. To learn more about how to add and view comments, visit their help docs.

 

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Trigger a poll using the Bot

And of course, Polly also supports poll creation using their native Bot by invoking the poll on any channel: @polly

 

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Coming up

 

New things Polly is working on in the short-term:

  • Multi-question surveys
  • Recurring questions

 

Long-term:

  • Tracking team health
  • Templates
  • Better results tab view
  • (And more)

 

Polly would love to hear your feedback.

Are there features you'd love to see them work on next? Their ears are open.

 

5 Comments
Regular Visitor

Will Polly have advanced features such as branching logic, or is Forms recommended for this? I created one survey using SharePoint's Survey app, and it is barely usable as it currently stands.

Occasional Visitor

Hi @John Kirkilis

 

Great question! Nhi here, from the Polly team. That's definitely high on our priority list for our next product update, but unfortunately, it's not available in the product just yet. Polly is definitely the best option for surveying your team where they already work (in MS Teams) since there's zero friction and it's super simple for both the audience and the author, but if skip/branch logic is absolutely critical right now, then Google Forms does currently offer that. 

 

Would love to hear what else you're interested in seeing aside from branching logic! 

Occasional Contributor

@Julian Morelliis there a cost to use Polly?

Hi

I was just trying to use Polly to create a poll (a bit like a doodle poll) to collate dates and times for people's availability for a teleconference. I used Microsoft forms to do it previously. There was only the ability to add 10 options though. Will there be the ability to add more options in the future or will there be a way of having sub options for questions eg Tuesday 16th October as an answer with sub answers of 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00. That would be really great if that was to be a future option.

 

Thanks

Microsoft

Hi @Shaun Jennings, no there's no cost!