Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Simple Poll work?

Everywhere in Slack. No matter whether it's a public channel, a private channel, a direct message or anywhere else. Simple Poll should just work. Let us know if it doesn't

How do I create a poll?

There are multiple ways to create a poll. The most common way is by using the following syntax:
/poll "Poll question?" "Option 1" "Option 2" "Option 3"

How do I create an anonymous poll?

You can create an anonymous poll like this:
/poll "What's your favorite sport?" "Football" "Tennis" anonymous
In this poll, the identity of all voters will be hidden.

Can I use my own emoji?

Of course, you can! Just put them after the relevant poll option:
/poll "Poll question?" "Option 1" :simple_smile: "Option 2" "Option 3"

Other ways to create polls

The most common way to create polls is described above, but there are other ways to create polls, which you may find useful:
/poll Which design do you like best? first second third
/poll hello test

How do I delete a poll?

Every poll comes with a red delete button, which will delete the poll when clicked.
Only the author of the poll is able to use this button.

How do I edit a poll?

Editing polls is not currently supported.

How do I add an option to a poll?

Adding options to a poll after it has been created is not currently supported. We suggest deleting the poll and starting a new one once all the options are decided

What are legacy polls?

Legacy Polls are how Simple Polls used to work prior to Slack introducing buttons. They offer less functionality than button polls and will be phased out eventually.

Where can I submit feature requests?

On uservoice or email us at [email protected]

Where can I go for support?

Submit a ticket here or email us at [email protected]

Where can I see progress on bugs?

On GitHub. The repository is no longer maintained, but the issues section is still very active