Polls on Google Currents

Use polls to see what your Google Currents network thinks about particular topics. Vote on polls to share your opinion with others.

Create a poll

Polls can include up to five options for people to choose from. You can create a poll from your personal profile, or from the Currents home stream.

Currents app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose Compose.
  3. At the bottom of the box, tap Polls Polls.
  4. In the areas labeled Choice 1 and Choice 2, type your responses.
    • To add a photo to your poll, tap Add photo Search by image.
    • To add photos for each choice, in the right half of the photo, tap + More photos.
    • To remove a photo, tap the photo then tap Remove.
  5. In the top right corner, tap Post.

Mobile browser

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Currents.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose Compose.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap Polls Polls.
  4. In the boxes labeled Choice 1 and Choice 2, type your responses.
    • To add photos to your poll, tap Add photo .
    • To crop the photo, in the middle of the photo, tap Crop Crop.
    • To remove the photo, in the middle of the photo, tap Cancel Cancel.
  5. In the top right, tap Done.
  6. Tap Post.

Tips about creating a poll

  • Editing polls: You can edit the text of your question after you ask it, but you can't change the choices or photos. You also can't close a poll after you start it, but you can delete your post.
  • Adding photos: You can upload a photo from your desktop or device camera roll or pick a photo from your Currents Photos. If you upload photos, we'll automatically create a private Google Photos album with those photos. Only you can see this private photo album, unless you share the URL of the album with someone else.
  • Deleting photos: If you delete a photo in this private, polls photo album, it will remove the photo from the poll itself.
  • Sharing polls: To make sure that votes in private polls aren't shared publicly, you can only reshare public polls.

Vote in a poll

If someone creates a poll on Currents, you can respond to let them know what you think. If you don't want to formally vote, you can also leave a comment or +1 the post.

Important: People who can see the poll may be able to see what you voted for.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Find the poll on your home page, communities you've joined, or your profile or page.
  3. To vote, tap your choice.
  4. You'll know your vote went through when you see the percentage of people who voted for each choice.
  5. If you'd like to change your vote, tap your new choice

Using photos in Google Currents polls

  • Deleting photos: If you delete a photo in this private, polls photo album, it will remove the photo from the poll itself.
  • Important: People who can see the poll may be able to see what you voted for.
  • Sharing polls: To make sure that votes in private polls aren't shared publicly, you can only reshare public polls.

Image Search and Google Currents polls

Anyone can find images on the Web, but if you are looking to use them, usage rights matter. Copyright owners can use licenses to explain if and how others can use their content.

When you're creating a Google Currents poll, you can use Google Image Search to find images right from the poll creation tool. Results shown are labeled for commercial reuse with modification. But Google has no way of knowing whether your particular use is OK, and we aren’t making any promises. You should check the image source page for license details and only select images that you have confirmed you can use. And keep in mind that most licenses ask you to give credit when using an image.

If you find images in Google Image Search without license details, please report them in the help forum. And remember, you always need to follow our Google Currents User Content and Conduct Policy.

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