Polls are a great way to engage with your community. And Discord is the best place to do it! It brings a bit of fun to your server and gives users the opportunity to vote for their favorite feature, item, or whatever you ask them. Therefore, in this post you’ll learn how to make a simple Discord voting poll, using emojis or with the simple poll bot in a 3-step tutorial 👇
Build a Simple Discord Voting Poll
Discord polls can help you boost engagement and collect valuable information from your audience. You can ask for people’s opinions, preferences, or experiences, and learn more about your community. And it’s really easy to set up, you can do it in three simple steps 👇
Step #1: Create a Poll Channel
The first thing you need to do is create a Discord channel dedicated only to polls. You can create a new channel by clicking on the plus sign at the top right of your screen and selecting Create Channel.
Step #2: Use a Poll Creation Website
Once you’ve created your new channel, look for a survey creation website –such as StrawPoll– and click on the Create a new poll button.
StrawPoll is the most common survey creation website used on Discord. After you set the parameters for your poll by setting the main question and answers, the platform generates a link for your poll that you can then share on Discord.
Step #3: Share the Link on the Poll Channel
Last but not least, share the link to your poll on your Discord channel and tag @everyone in your message.
Create a Discord Poll Using Emojis
Instead of simple options, you can also add emojis to your polls and ask people to click on them. This is a great way to encourage participation by catching your audience’s attention.
Step #1: Create a Conversation in Discord
To create a survey, you need to create a new message in one of your Discord server’s channels. As we previously mentioned, a good option is to create a poll and questions-only channel so that this kind of content is all in one place.
Note that the message should include a question –‘Do you enjoy being part of this community?’– and you could also tag @everyone so that all of your community members are notified about the new poll.
Step #2: Add Emojis to Your Message
To add emojis to your message, click on the emoji icon at the bottom of your screen. This will bring up a list of emoji options. And clicking on one will insert it into your message. It’s important to clarify which emojis users should use to react to your message in order for the poll to work!
Step #3: Ask Members to React With Emojis!
That’s all, folks! Now you should ask members to react to your poll with the chosen emojis. That way they will be already giving you their answers.
Make a Discord Poll Using a Bot
A poll bot can help you quickly create polls with predefined options. It’s easy to set up a poll with Yes/ No, multi answers, and even emojis.
Step #1: Choose a Bot from Top.gg
Go to Pollmaster Bot on the top.gg website and click on Invite.
When clicking on the Invite button, it will redirect you to your Discord account, where you’ll have to authorize connecting the Pollmaster bot with one of your servers.
Step #2: Go to the Server & Open the Channel Where You Want to Create the Poll
Once you authorize the bot, it will appear on your #general channel on your Discord server. Therefore, you can already use its poll functions. Now, the Pollmaster bot will be able to make multiple kinds of polls.
Here are some of the commands you can choose from and their effects 👇
|pm!help||Shows an interactive help menu|
|pm!new||Starts a new poll with the most common settings|
|pm!advanced||Starts a new poll for all the settings|
|pm!quick||Starts a new poll with just a question and options|
|pm!show||Shows poll in a specified channel (can be different from the original channel)|
|pm!prefix||Change the prefix for this server|
|@mention prefix||Show the prefix if you forgot it|
|pm!userrole||Set the role that has the rights to use the bot|
Step #3: Create the Poll
If you want to create a quick poll with just a question and a few options, type a message that reads pm!quick.
Then, type the question you want for your poll e.g. ‘Which of these platforms is best for building a community?’
And lastly, you’ll have to type your options!
Apart from being super helpful for polls, bots are also great to automate other server management tasks. Therefore, now that you have thought about Discord polls and bots, it’s time to start thinking about getting your first community members!