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Create polls, praise, announcements, and questions

Creating a poll, praising a coworker, making an announcement, or asking a question are effective ways for you to interact with your Viva Engage network. When you create a post, choose the post type that best suits your needs in the publisher window of your Home feed or storyline, if you have one.

Note: Storyline is a Viva Engage Premium feature and must be enabled by your administrator. 

If you want to post to a specific community, you’ll need to select it from your Home  feed or go to the community landing page.

On a Microsoft 365 connected network, your posts automatically initiate notifications in Microsoft Teams and Outlook. This allows your audience to react, reply, and share in the popular apps they use every day. To track engagement and reach of your polls, praise, and announcement, see Conversation Insights

Storyline - Polls, Praise, Questions

Create a poll

  1. Create a quick survey and receive answers quickly. Create a poll on your storyline or in a community where you're a member.

  2. Select the Poll button under Share thoughts, ideas, or updates.

  3. Add your question, then add the number of answers you want to add to your poll. 

  4. Click Select a community or storyline to choose the community where you want to share the poll. To share to your storyline, select My storyline. 

Create poll

Praise a member of your network

Praise a person in your network who shared something helpful.

  1. Select the Praise button under Share thoughts, ideas, or updates.

  2. Enter the name of the person under Who do you want to praise.

  3. Choose your desired praise image by selecting the drop down arrow to the left of the thumbs up icon.

  4. Add your praise under Share what they've done.

  5. If you’re posting from your storyline or a community, in the Add people section, add who you want to notify, such as the person's manager.  

  6. Select Praise.

Create a praise

Ask a question

Use questions to raise visibility and get answers with the Question button.

  1. Select the Question button under Share thoughts, ideas, or updates.

  2. Add your question.

  3. Click Select a community or storyline to choose where you want to share the question. To share to your storyline, select My storyline

  4. If you’re posting from your storyline or a community, under Add people, choose additional persons to send the question to.

  5. Select Ask.

Question Box

Make an announcement 

If you’re a community administrator or a delegate for one, you can make announcements to share need-to-know information with your entire community. 

  1. On your community page, type the information you want for an announcement.

  2. If you like, attach a file, notify specific people, or add topics and GIFs.

  3. Select the Announcement button.

  4. If the communication needs to be sent in email, select the Notify members by email box under Change Notification Settings. This overrides the employee’s email preference and sends them an email addressed from you.

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