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How to Create a Poll on Your Facebook Page

In this tutorial, we explain how to create a poll and publish it on a Facebook page you manage. The whole process only takes a few minutes. Take a look at the video above for the step-by-step tutorial.

First, it is important to understand the difference between a Facebook Page and a personal account. The Page represents a business, community or public figure that interacts with an audience of followers. A personal account is used by you, as an individual. It is your login to get into Facebook.

Receive Email Notifications for New Answers

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We just added a feature that was long overdue. You can now receive an email notification each time someone answers your poll. You were already receiving notifications through Facebook and now you will get both by default. You can configure how you wish to be notified (email, Facebook or both) from the Advanced Options of the Configuration section of your poll.

Create Polls, Contests and Quizzes from your Enterprise Account

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Today we have great news for our Enterprise subscribers. When you click the "+ New" button to create a new promotion, you will see a menu asking you to choose how you would like to interact with your audience. You can select one of the following: poll, contest or quiz. This gives you access to all our apps from a single account.

Collect Participants Names and Emails

When you run a poll, all answers you collect are anonymous by default. If you need participants infos for your newsletter or because you need to contact a winner for a draw, then you must configure your poll before you launch it. Here are two different ways to set it up.

A New Domain Name For Your Polls

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Today we updated the domain name used for sharing polls to make it even shorter. The domain poll.fbapp.io has been effectively replaced by poll.app.do throughout the app. This shorter URL will be easier to type in a browser's address bar.

Prevent Fraudulent Voting With Facebook Profiles

We recently added a feature to help fight fraudulent voting for popular polls. You can now require participants to authorize the app before they submit the poll form. The app will store participants Facebook profile IDs and validate that each ID is unique. This effectively means that any given Facebook user will only be able to vote once.

Changes To The Poll App

Following the Facebook privacy stories of last week and the European Union GDPR regulation coming into force next month, we made a few changes to the Polls for Pages app to give participants more explicit control on the information they share with poll creators. Here are the changes you will notice starting this week when creating a poll: