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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 opinions 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.

  1. On your computer, open Google+.
  2. Click What's new with you? and then Polls Polls .
  3. In the boxes labelled Choice 1 and Choice 2, type your responses.
  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 on 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 that you want to share the poll with.
  7. In the lower right-hand corner, click Post.

Tip: To see who's voted in your poll, find the post where you asked your question. Beneath 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 opted for each choice.

Tips on creating a poll

  • Editing polls: You can edit the text of your question after you've asked it, but you can't change the choices or photos. You also can't close a poll after you've started 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 from this private polls photo album, the photo will be removed 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 Google+, you can respond to let them know what you think. If you don't want to vote formally, you can also leave a comment or +1 the post.

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

  1. On your computer, open Google+.
  2. Find the poll on your home page, communities that you've joined, or your profile or page.
  3. To vote, click your choice.
  4. You'll know that your vote has gone through when you see the percentage of people who've voted for each choice.
  5. If you'd like to change your vote, click your new choice

Using photos in Google+ polls

  • Deleting photos: If you delete a photo from this private polls photo album, the photo will be removed from the poll itself.
  • Important: People who can see the poll may be able to see what you've 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'd like to use them, usage rights matter. Copyright owners can use licences to explain whether and how others can use their content.

When you're creating a Google+ poll, you can use Google Image Search to find images directly from the poll creation tool. Results shown are labelled for commercial reuse with modification. However, 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 licence details and only select images that you have confirmed you can use. And bear in mind that most licences ask you to give credit when using an image.

If you find images in Google Image Search without licence details, please report them in the Help Forum. And remember, you always need to follow our Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy.

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