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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:

How We Handle Your Facebook Profile Information

Considering the current stories coming to light involving the use of personal information on Facebook by a third party, we received a lot of emails asking how we deal with the Facebook data we collect. In this blog post, we want to clarify how our applications ensure your private information is protected.

First of all, we operate on a subscription-based business model. In plain english, this means that we profit from users paying a subscription for our services. We do not display ads and we do not sell any of the data collected through our apps. This is not how we operate our business, as this has always been clearly stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How To Deal With Vote Fraud

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If you run a popular voting contest where the stakes are high, chances are some people might try to cheat to increase their odds of winning. At its core, the internet is an anonymous protocol so there's no easy way to verify voters identity.