How to Create Your Own Poll in iMessage Group Chats (2023)

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Polling is a great tool to use in Messages, especially when making decisions about a vacation destination or what to have for dinner. While your iPhone doesn’t have a built-in poll feature for iMessage, we will show you a way to create polls in iMessage group chats with a third-party polling app.

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How to Create a Poll in iMessage on iPhone or iPad

Let's learn how to create a poll in an iMessage group chat. To learn more iMessage tips, sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. Before you can create a poll in an iMessage group chat, make sure you know how to create a group chat on iPhone. Once you’ve created a group chat follow these steps:

  1. Tap the App Store icon.

  2. Tap Search.

  3. In the search bar, enter Polls for iMessage.

  4. Download Polls for iMessage. You may need to enter your passcode to approve the download.

  5. Close App Store to return to group chat.

  6. Tap the Polls for iMessage icon.

  7. Tap Get Started.

  8. Create a poll title.

  9. Tap Next.

  10. Add an option.

  11. Tap Create Another to add an option. (You'll have to add at least two options to create a poll—no sneaky dictatorships allowed in Polls for iMessage.)

  12. Tap Done.

  13. Tap Settings icon.

  14. Customize your poll settings.

  15. Tap Back.

  16. Tap Send Poll.

Now all your friends will be able to vote, and you can see their answers and declare a winner.

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.