Ultimate Polling and Quiz Experience with Polls app: The Replacement for Forms app in Teams meeting
Published Feb 06 2023 01:13 AM 182K Views

Initially Forms app was launched in Teams - for different experiences based on the sync vs async user scenarios, as it points to polling experience in meetings for quick creation to launch, while it points to survey experience in the context of Teams channel. To provide an intuitive and easy-to-access experience, Polls app was launched - a dedicated app for all your polling and quiz needs in Teams meeting and chat. We are glad to see that hosting an effective and interactive meeting just got easier after the launch of Polls.


Why Use Polls?

By using Polls, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Dedicated Solution: With a dedicated app for polling and quizzes, you can focus on what matters most – gathering information accurately and efficiently.
  • Dynamic Experience: Enjoy a dynamic user experience with animations in voting process and result views.
  • Better Engagement: Engage with attendees with various poll types - Word Cloud, Multiple Choice, Rating, Ranking and Image support. 


How to add Polls app?

Please refer to this blog for detailed instruction - Polls in Teams meeting (microsoft.com)


Add polls to a Teams meetingAdd polls to a Teams meeting

What Happens to Forms app?

Polling experience of Forms app in Teams meeting & chat scenarios will be gradually replaced by Polls app. In the meantime, Forms app for survey experience remain unchanged across Teams endpoints. 


How to Transfer from Forms to Polls?

No additional actions are required. Your polls and response data in Forms app will be automatically synced to Polls app. Once you install Polls app in the same meeting, you will find the polls and associated responses originating from Forms app. 


Can I still access previously created polls from Forms app, and the responses collected?

Yes. In the same meeting thread, if you install “Polls” app from “Apps” button in the top tab, you will find the polls created previously from Forms app and associated responses. In case you created the polls in the chat (without a meeting) via message extension, you can find your polls and responses on Office website (forms.office.com).


Please feel free to leave comments in this blog if you have any questions! 


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