Poll attendees during a Teams meeting

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As a meeting organizer or presenter, you can use Microsoft Forms to create polls before your Microsoft Teams meeting, then launch them during it so attendees from any endpoint (mobile, web, desktop) can view and answer. You can even poll attendees before your meeting and collect information ahead of it.

When you launch your poll, it will pop up as a notification on the meeting screen and also appear in the meeting chat window. Attendees can also create ad-hoc polls during a meeting to get quick feedback on the spot.

Create a poll and then launch it before, during, or after your meeting

  1. In Teams, select Calendar.

  2. Find the meeting you've scheduled for which you want to add polls, and click or tap it.

  3. Select Chat with participants.

  4. Select Add buttonAdd a tab, search for and select Forms, and then click or tap Add.

  5. Select Save. A new Polls tab will be added to your meeting.

  6. Select Add buttonCreate New Poll, and then choose one of the following:

    • Multiple Choice Poll - Create your question or statement, and then provide answer options from which your audience can choose.

    • Multiple Choice Quiz - Mark a correct answer for your multiple choice quiz. You can have a single option as a correct answer, or more than one if you select Multiple answers.

      Note:  Multiple Choice Poll and Multiple Choice Quiz options are slowly rolling out and will be available soon for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

      Note:  Multiple Choice Poll and Multiple Choice Quiz options are not yet available for GCC High and DoD environments.

    • Word Cloud Poll - Ask an open ended question and see responses reflected in a word cloud.

      Note:  Word Cloud Poll option is slowly rolling out and will be available soon for Microsoft 365 subscribers. It won't yet be available for GCC High and DoD environments.

  7. Add your question and answer options.

  8. As appropriate for your meeting, select Share results automatically after voting and/or Keep responses anonymous.

  9. Select Save. This will save your poll as a draft until you're ready to launch it during your meeting.

    Note: You'll see DRAFT marked in green in the upper left corner of your poll to indicate it hasn't been launched yet.

  10. To create more polls for your meeting, select Add buttonCreate New.

    Microsoft Forms polls created in Teams in various states, such a live and draft

    Note: To change the order of the polls, click or tap and hold a poll, and then drag it into the position you want.

  11. You can launch a poll using either of these methods:

    • In the Polls tab, select Launch on the poll for which you want responses. You can do this before, during, or after your meeting.

    • Select the Polls icon in your meeting window, which will open a Polls pane. Select Launch on the poll for which you want responses.

      Meeting attendees will see your question and answer options in a poll notification that appears in the middle of their meeting screen.

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      Once attendees pick their answer, they'll select Submit and you'll be able to see their responses immediately. Meeting attendees also have the option of not participating in the poll by closing the poll notification that appears in the middle of their meeting screen without picking an answer nor selecting Submit.

      Note: Only meeting owners and presenters can create, manage, and launch polls. Meeting attendees have the ability to respond to polls, but can't edit them.

      Note: Anyone (whether internally within your organization or those external to your organization) that has been forwarded your meeting invitation and is logged into Teams on the web can vote using either the poll notification pop up during the meeting or in the Chat window.

      We're slowly rolling out the poll notification pop up for all meeting guests. Polls can always be accessed in the Chat window during a meeting.

  12. Go to your Polls tab or Polls pane to see real time results of polls that are collecting responses.

    Tips: 

    • Polls that have been launched and are accepting responses will be marked in red with LIVE in the upper left corner of the poll.

    • Polls that have been closed and are no longer accepting responses will be marked in dark gray with CLOSED in the upper left corner of the poll.

    • If you want to reopen the poll, select the drop-down list next to Export results and choose Reopen poll.

  13. If you want to close a poll, export poll results, or a delete a poll, select the drop-down list next to View results and select Close poll, Export results, or Delete poll, respectively.

Create a poll and then launch it before, during, or after your meeting

To create a poll for your meeting on your mobile device, you'll need to first access your meeting on the Teams desktop app or Teams on the web. This will add the Polls tab to your meeting, which you'll then be able to see on Teams in your mobile device.

  1. In Teams desktop app or Teams on the web, select Calendar.

  2. Find the meeting you've scheduled for which you want to add polls, and click or tap it.

  3. Select Chat with participants.

  4. Select Add buttonAdd a tab, search for and select Forms, and then click or tap Add.

  5. Select Save. A new Polls tab will be added to your meeting.

  6. On your mobile device, tap the More tab, select Polls, and then tap  Add buttonCreate New.

  7. Select Add buttonCreate New Poll, and then choose one of the following:

    • Multiple Choice Poll - Create your question or statement, and then provide answer options from which your audience can choose.

    • Multiple Choice Quiz - Mark a correct answer for your multiple choice quiz. You can have a single option as a correct answer, or more than one if you select Multiple answers.

    • Open Text Poll - Ask an open-ended question and let your audience provide answers in their own words.

      Note:  Multiple Choice Poll, Multiple Choice Quiz, and Open Text Poll options are slowly rolling out and will be available soon for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

      Note:  Multiple Choice Poll option is now available for GCC. Multiple Choice Quiz option is not yet available for GCC, but will be rolled out soon.

      Multiple Choice Poll and Multiple Choice Quiz options are not yet available for GCC High and DoD environments.

  8. Add your question and answer options.

  9. As appropriate for your meeting, select Share results automatically after voting and/or Keep responses anonymous.

  10. Select Save. This will save your poll as a draft until you're ready to launch it during your meeting.

    Note: You'll see DRAFT marked in green in the upper left corner of your poll to indicate it hasn't been launched yet.

  11. To create more polls for your meeting, select Add buttonCreate New.

    Microsoft Forms polls created in Teams in various states, such a live and draft

    Note: To change the order of the polls, click or tap and hold a poll, and then drag it into the position you want.

  12. To launch your poll, tap the chat icon at the top of your screen (tap your screen if you don't see it).

  13. Select the More tab > Polls, and then choose the poll you want to launch.
     

    Notes: 

    • When you launch your poll, meeting attendees will see your question and answer options in a poll notification that appears in the middle of their meeting screen.

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      Once attendees pick their answer, they'll select Submit and you'll be able to see their responses immediately.

    • Meeting attendees also have the option of not participating in the poll by closing the poll notification that appears in the middle of their meeting screen without picking an answer nor selecting Submit.

    Notes: 

    • If your meeting has been forwarded to someone outside of your team or organization, they won't be able to create or edit polls nor see the poll notification that appears in the middle of their meeting screen. They can, however, access the poll in Chat during the meeting.

    • Only meeting owners and presenters can create, manage, and launch polls. Meeting attendees have the ability to respond to polls, but aren't able to edit them.

  14. Go to your Polls tab or Polls pane to see real time results of polls that are collecting responses.

    Tips: 

    • Polls that have been launched and are accepting responses will be marked in red with LIVE in the upper left corner of the poll.

    • Polls that have been closed and are no longer accepting responses will be marked in dark gray with CLOSED in the upper left corner of the poll.

    • If you want to reopen the poll, select the drop-down list next to Export results and choose Reopen poll.

  15. If you want to close a poll, export poll results, or a delete a poll, select the drop-down list next to View results and select Close poll, Export results, or Delete poll, respectively.

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See Also

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