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

Who can create polls once Simple Poll is installed on my workspace?

Once installed all team members can both create and vote on polls.

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"

/poll "Poll question?" "Option 1" "Option 2" "Option 3"

How much does Simple Poll cost?

We offer a generous free plan which is a great way to get started with polling in Slack. For advanced features and fewer restrictions you may upgrade to Simple Poll Business, which costs $49 per month for your entire Slack workspace.

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.

/poll "Poll question?" "Option 1" "Option 2" "Option 3" anonymous

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"

/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 Which design do you like best? first second third /poll When Today Tomorrow /poll When Today Tomorrow

How do I limit the number of votes each user can cast in a poll?

Note that this feature is only available to Simple Poll Business customers.

To create a poll in which each user can only vote once, use the following syntax:
/poll "What's your favorite sport? (select only one)" "Football" "Tennis" "Basketball" limit 1
If you want to limit votes to two per user, you can use the following:
/poll "What are your favorite sports? (select two)" "Football" "Tennis" "Basketball" limit 2

Notice the "limit" followed by a number at the end of the slash command.

If you want to limit votes and want to keep the responses anonymous, you can combine those two flags. Example:
/poll "What's your favorite sport? (select only one)" "Football" "Tennis" "Basketball" anonymous limit 1

How do I create a poll with more than 10 options?

Note that this feature is only available to Simple Poll Business customers.

After you've upgraded to Simple Poll Business you can create a poll with more than 10 options just like you would create any other poll. Example poll with 12 options:
/poll "What's your favourite animal?" "Dog" "Cat" "Lion" "Tiger" "Chicken" "Rabbit" "Horse" "Dolphin" "Shark" "Bird" "Frog" "Cow"

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 remove my vote after I've voted?

To remove your vote, click the same button you clicked to cast your vote initially.

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

Where can I submit feature requests?

Email us at [email protected]

Where can I go for support?

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

Simple Poll Business

What features are included in Simple Poll Business?

Simple Poll Business includes no limit on the number of times that votes can be cast across all polls that your team creates each month.

Additionally, you can restrict the number of votes that each user can cast for a specific poll. So, for example, if you want to allow only one vote per person in a poll, you can create the following poll: /poll "What's your favorite sport? (select only one)" "Football" "Tennis" "Basketball" limit 1

Simple Poll Business allows you to create polls with more than 10 options. So if you want to create a poll with 12, 15, or even 20 options, you can now do that after upgrading to Simple Poll Business.

How much does Simple Poll Business cost?

Simple Poll Business is billed monthly and costs $49 per month for your entire Slack workspace.

Do you offer annual billing for Simple Poll Business?

We do not yet offer annual billing.

How do I upgrade to Simple Poll Business?

You can upgrade to Simple Poll Business in the dashboard: https://simplepoll.rocks/dashboard/my/billing/

Can I do a trial of Simple Poll Business?

When you upgrade to Simple Poll Business, you will automatically start a two day free trial. If you decide to downgrade your plan before the trial completes, you will not be charged. After the trial completes the payment method you entered as part of the upgrade will automatically be charged.

You may only trial Simple Poll Business once.

Can someone other than me set up billing for Simple Poll Business?

Yes, any member of your workspace can set up Simple Poll Business. Provide them with the following link: https://simplepoll.rocks/dashboard/my/billing/

Where can I edit my billing settings?

You can edit your billing settings in the dashboard: https://simplepoll.rocks/dashboard/my/billing/

How do I update my billing email?

You can update your billing email by adding a new payment method in the dashboard and entering a new email alongside the new payment method. Once the new card is added, make it the default payment method by clicking "Use this card". The billing email will be updated to the one associated with the new payment method.

How do I change the payment method used for Simple Poll Business?

You can add, remove, or change the payment method used for Simple Poll Business in the dashboard: https://simplepoll.rocks/dashboard/my/billing/