How To Create, Edit and Disable Facebook Group Polls? [in 2021]

Written by: Emily Anderson
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One of the easiest ways to grow the engagement of a Facebook group is to create Facebook group polls which are basically Facebook group surveys.

In this Facebook group tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a Facebook group poll and how you can edit it, add additional answers to it, etc.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

How to create Facebook Group Polls?

It is really easy to set up a new Facebook group poll/survey:

  1. Open the Facebook Group.
  2. Click on the ‘What’s on your mind’ field.
  3. Click on the three dots as you can see in the screenshot.three dots in Facebook group post creation tool
  4. Select ‘Poll’.poll in Facebook group post options
  5. First, add the main question to the poll.
  6. Then add some poll options.
  7. By clicking on the gear icon, you can also customize the Facebook group poll.Facebook group poll options
  8. You can enable or disable multiple answers on the poll.
  9. You can allow or not allow people to add their own answers.
  10. Once you are ready, click on ‘Post’.

You can check out this video tutorial on Facebook Group Polls here:

Who can create Facebook group polls?

By default, every Facebook group member can create polls in a Facebook group. However, Facebook group admins can disable the poll post type if they think is not appropriate in their Facebook group.

In general, I think you should encourage members to create Facebook group polls as it is a really easy way to spark engagement from the passive Facebook group members.

If you want to disable the polls feature, here is how to do it:

How to turn off polls in a Facebook group?

You can turn off polls in general Facebook groups:

  1. Open the Facebook group.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’ in the left column.
  3. Under the ‘Manage Discussion’ section, click on the pencil icon for ‘Post Formats’turn off Facebook group polls
  4. Turn off polls.
  5. Click on ‘Save’.

Editing Facebook group polls

Once you post a Facebook group polls, if you didn’t disable it, people can add new poll answers to it. But you can edit the poll post as well if you created the post:

  1. Go to the Facebook group poll you want to change
  2. Click on the three dots of the post.
  3. Click on ‘Edit post’edit Facebook group poll post
  4. Make the modification you wish to do.
  5. Click on ‘Save’

How to delete a Facebook group poll?

You can also delete a Facebook group poll:

  1. Go to the Facebook group poll you want to delete.
  2. Click on the three dots of the post.delete Facebook group poll post
  3. Click on ‘Delete post’.

How to make the Facebook group poll the top group post?

You can also pin a Facebook group poll post if you want to do so:

  1. Go to the Facebook group poll
  2. Click on the three dots of the post.
  3. Select ‘Mark as an announcement’.mark a Facebook group poll as an announcement

The poll should now appear at the top of the Facebook group.

Can’t set up a poll in a Facebook group

If you can’t create a poll in a Facebook group as you don’t see the Poll option when you want to create a new post, it probably means that the admin has disabled the Poll post format in the Facebook group.

Send him this tutorial, and ask the admin to enable the Poll post format so you can create Facebook group polls easily.

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