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Conduct polls in Google Meet

Important: Polling in Google Meet is available to these Google Workspace editions:

  • Essentials
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • G Suite Business
  • Nonprofits
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber

Tip: Workspace Admins can switch this feature on or off for their entire organization.

Conduct a poll in a Google Meet meeting

For meeting moderators: 

As a meeting moderator, you can create polls for participants to vote on. After the meeting, the moderator is automatically emailed a report of the poll results. The report contains names and answers of the participants. Participant names aren't shared in the case of anonymous polls.

Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting will be the meeting host. If you transfer or schedule a meeting on someone else's calendar, the other person could become the meeting host. By default, there is only one meeting host per meeting but you can add up to 25 co-hosts once inside the meeting.

Create a poll 

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Polls.
  2. Click Start a poll
  3. Enter a question and add options for the poll.
    • Tip: You can let users respond anonymously to Polls. Before you save or launch your poll, turn on Responses appear without names .
  4. Choose one:
    • To post your poll, click Launch.
    • To save your poll so you can launch it later, click Save.
      Tip: Polls you save remain listed under Polls for the duration of the meeting. After the call ends, all polls are permanently deleted. Meeting moderators are emailed a polling report at the end of the meeting.

 Moderate a poll 

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Polls.
  2. Optional: To let participants see a poll’s results, next to "Show everyone the results", click Switch on "".
  3. Optional: To close a poll and not allow responses, click End the poll.
    • Tip: Participants can still view the poll.
  4. To permanently delete a poll from your list of polls, click Delete "".
    • Tip: No one can view deleted polls. 

View a poll report

After a meeting, the moderator is emailed a report for any polls conducted in the meeting. The report includes the names and answers of the meeting participants. 

  1. Open the poll report email.
  2. Click the report attachment.

For meeting participants: 

As a meeting participant, you can submit a response for a poll. 

You'll get a notification in the meeting when the moderator starts a poll. Be sure to submit your response before the poll or meeting ends. 

Important: When you respond to a poll anonymously, details are hidden from:

  • Other meeting participants 
  • The moderators
  • Your Workspace Admin 

Your response to a poll is shared in its entirety with Google. The poll is later anonymized or deleted, subject to our data retention policy.

 
  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Polls.
  2. In the poll, select your response and then click Vote.
    Tip: After you click Vote, you can’t change your response.
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