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Polls on Google+

Use polls to see what your Google+ 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 a Google+ page.

Important:

  • 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 Google+ 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.
Android app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. In the bottom right corner, tap Compose .
  3. Near the bottom center of the box, tap Polls Polls.
  4. In the top left corner, tap the linked text.
  5. Tap or type the circles, communities, and people you want to share with > in the top right corner, tap DONE.
  6. In the top of the box, tap Ask something > type your question.
  7. To add a photo to your question, tap Add photos Add photos.
    • To add photos for each choice, tap the photo, and in the right half of the photo, tap + more photos Search by image.
    • To delete the photo, tap the photo and then tap Remove photo.
  8. Tap each choice box and type a response. Your poll can have between two and five possible choices.
  9. In the top right corner, tap POST.

Tip: To see who voted in your poll, find and open your post where you asked your question. Under the text of the question, touch the linked text that lists the number of votes. You can then see some of the people who voted for each choice, and the percentage of respondents who picked each choice.

Computer
  1. Open Google+ on a computer.
  2. In the bottom left corner of the "What's new with you?" box, click Polls Polls .
  3. In the boxes labeled Choice 1 and Choice 2, type your response.
  4. To add a background photo to your question, click Add photo .
    • To crop the photo, put your cursor over the middle of the photo and click Crop Crop.
    • To delete the photo, put your cursor over the middle of the photo and click Cancel Cancel.
    • To add photos for each choice, in the right half of the photo, click Add photo .
  5. Click into each answer box and type a response. Your poll can have between two and five possible choices.
  6. At the top of the box, click the link next to your name to choose the circles, communities, and people you want to share the poll with.
  7. In the lower right corner, click Post.

Tip: To see who voted in your poll, find your post where you asked your question. Under the text of the question, touch the linked text that lists the number of votes. You can then see some of the people who voted for each choice, and the percentage of respondents who picked each choice.

Mobile browser
  1. Open Google+
  2. At the bottom right, tap 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 and then tap Post
iPhone/iPad app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose .
  3. At the bottom of the box, tap Polls Polls.
  4. In the boxes 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.

Vote in a poll

If someone creates a poll on Google+, 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. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. If someone creates a poll, you may find it by scrolling through your home page, communities you've joined, or on your profile or page.
  3. To vote, tap your choice. You'll know your vote went through when you see the percentage of people who voted for each choice.

 If you'd like to change your vote, tap your new choice.

Using photos in Google+ 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+ 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+ 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+ Policies & Principles.

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