How to Create a Poll in a Discord Chat on a PC or Mac


This wikiHow teaches you how to create a poll in Discord on your Windows or Mac computer. While there is no official poll app or feature for Discord, there are a few different ways to initiate a poll, from using emoji reactions to integrating a bot that sets up a poll for you.

Part 1
Making a Reaction Poll

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The Discord app icon resembles a mouthless face on a purple speech bubble, which you'll find in the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac). This will open your Discord account if you're logged in. If you aren't logged into Discord, enter your email address and password and click Log In. If you want to use the web version of Discord instead, go to and then click the purple Open Discord button.

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On the left side of the Discord window, click the initials of the server in which you want to create a poll.

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Click one of the text channels on the left side of the Discord window to open it. This should be a channel in which you want to create a poll. If you want to create a channel specifically for the poll, click + next to the "TEXT CHANNELS" heading, enter a name for the channel (e.g., "Poll"), and click Create Channel.

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Click Settings to the right of the channel name, then do the following: Click Permissions Select @everyone under the "ROLE/MEMBERS" heading on the right side of the page. Click the green ✓ to the right of the "Read Messages" heading. Scroll down and click the red X next to every other option. Click Save Changes. Press Esc or click the X in the upper-right side of the window.

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Type the question into the channel's text box, then press ↵ Enter. This will add the question to the server. For example, you might ask "Which animal is better: an owl, or a raccoon?" here.

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Hover over the question with your mouse until the smiley face icon appears next to it, click the smiley face icon, and select a reaction emoji (e.g., a thumbs-up emoji for "yes"), then add any other emojis for other reactions. When you're done, you should have at least two emojis below the question.

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This will usually include saying something like "Click [emoji 1] to vote yes, click [emoji 2] to vote no" or similar. For example, in a poll asking whether or not pizza is a vegetable, you might say "Click the thumbs-up emoji to vote 'yes' or click the thumbs-down emoji to vote 'no'" here.

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People in the channel can click an emoji to add a vote to it, which will be reflected in the number to the right of the emoji. Since members are not able to post on their own, this will cut down on trolling or alternative emojis being posted.

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After a certain amount of time (or after everyone has voted), the emoji with the highest number beside it is the winning answer.

Part 2
Using Poll Bot

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Go to in a web browser. This will take you to the Poll Bot site, which hosts a Discord bot that can run polls within Discord.

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It's a blue button near the top of the page. Doing so will prompt a drop-down menu.

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This option is in the drop-down menu.

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When prompted, enter your Discord email address and password. If you do not see the sign-in screen, skip this step.

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Click the "Add a bot to a server" drop-down box, then click in the drop-down menu the server to which you want to apply the Poll Bot.

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It's a purple button near the bottom of the page.

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A checkmark will appear. This will prompt the Poll Bot to be added to Discord; at this point, you can close your browser tab.

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The Discord app icon resembles a mouthless face on a purple speech bubble, which you'll find in the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac). This will open your Discord account if you're logged in. If you aren't logged into Discord, enter your email address and password and click Log In. If you want to use the web version of Discord instead, go to and then click the purple Open Discord button.

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On the left side of the Discord window, click the initials of the server to which you installed Poll Bot.

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Click one of the text channels on the left side of the Discord window to open it. This should be a channel in which you want to create a poll. If you want to create a channel specifically for the poll, click + next to the "TEXT CHANNELS" heading, enter a name for the channel (e.g., "Poll"), and click Create Channel.

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You can use Poll Bot to create three different types of polls: Yes/No reaction poll: Type poll: *Your question here* and Poll Bot will reply with 👍, 👎, and 🤷‍ options. Other users can click the reaction emojis to vote. Multiple reaction poll: Type poll: {poll title} [option 1] [option 2] [option 3] and Poll Bot will respond with letter emojis for each option, such as A, B, C, etc. Strawpoll: Type +strawpoll {poll title} [option 1] [option 2] [option 3] and Poll Bot will respond with a link and an image to a poll on strawpoll.me where users can vote on the options.

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They can do so by clicking the link at the top of the Poll Bot's comment, selecting an answer, and clicking Vote at the bottom of the page. The answer with the most votes is the winner of the poll.

Part 3
Using Poll Maker

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Go to in your browser. This site allows you to create polls which you can then link to in Discord's chat.

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Type your poll question into the “Type your question here” box at the top of the page.

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Type possible answers into the remaining boxes. These are the answers people will be voting on. To make people vote in favor of or against something, you may type “Yes” and “No” into the blanks. For example, if your question is “Should we raid?” You might want people to click Yes or No. To add more possible answers, click Add Answer.

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It’s the orange button beneath the poll. This generates two URLs—one for voting, and another for viewing results.

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Highlight the "Vote" URL with your mouse, then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac). This copies the URL to your computer’s clipboard.

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The Discord app icon resembles a mouthless face on a purple speech bubble, which you'll find in the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac). This will open your Discord account if you're logged in. If you aren't logged into Discord, enter your email address and password and click Log In. If you want to use the web version of Discord instead, go to and then click the purple Open Discord button.

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On the left side of the Discord window, click the initials of the server in which you want to create your poll.

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Click one of the text channels on the left side of the Discord window to open it. This should be a channel in which you want to paste your poll link. If you want to create a channel specifically for the poll, click + next to the "TEXT CHANNELS" heading, enter a name for the channel (e.g., "Poll"), and click Create Channel.

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Click the text box at the bottom of the page, then press Ctrl+V or ⌘ Command+V and press ↵ Enter to paste the URL into the channel. You can also copy and paste the “Results” URL to the channel so that people can view the results.

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They can do so by clicking the link and submitting their vote online, at which point they can check the results by clicking the Results link.

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This page will display how many users voted for each answer. The answer with the most votes is the winner.