Create a Twitter Poll

Twitter Polls allow you to weigh in on questions posed by other people on Twitter. You can also easily create your own poll and see the results instantly.

To create a poll on twitter.com:

  1. Click into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click the Add poll icon .
  3. Type your poll question into the main compose box. You can use up to 140 characters in your poll question.
  4. Insert your first poll option into the Choice 1 box, and your second poll option into the Choice 2 box. You can use up to 25 characters for each option.
  5. Click + Add a choice to add additional options to your poll. Your poll can have up to four options.
  6. Your poll’s duration defaults to 1 day. You can change the duration of your poll by clicking 1 day and adjusting the dayshours, and minutes. The minimum amount of time for a poll is 5 minutes, and the maximum is 7 days.
  7. Click Tweet to post the poll.

To create a poll on the Twitter app:

  1. Tap the Tweet button or tap on What’s happening?
  2. Tap the Add poll icon .
  3. Type your poll question into the main compose box. You can use up to 140 characters in your poll question.
  4. Insert your first poll option into the Choice 1 box, and your second poll option into the Choice 2 box. You can use up to 25 characters for each option.
  5. Click + Add a choice to add additional options to your poll. Your poll can have up to four options.
  6. Your poll’s duration defaults to 1 day. You can change the duration of your poll by tapping 1 day and adjusting the dayshours, and minutes. The minimum amount of time for a poll is 5 minutes, and the maximum is 7 days.
  7. Click Tweet to post the poll.

Note: Photos cannot be included in a Twitter poll.

Vote in a Twitter Poll

To vote in a poll:

When you see a poll in a Tweet, simply click or tap your preferred option. The results are instantly displayed after you vote. Your vote is indicated with a checkmark next to the choice. You can only vote in a poll one time. The current total vote count and the amount of time remaining in the poll are displayed under the poll choices.

To view final results:

A Twitter Poll ends between 5 minutes and 7 days after it has been posted, depending on the duration set by the person who Tweeted it. The winning choice is shown in bold. If you vote in a poll, you may receive a push notification alerting you to the final results.

Vote in private

When you vote in a poll, your participation is not shown to others: neither the poll creator nor other participants can see who has voted or how they voted.