Microsoft Teams Polly


Last updated by the developer on: December 16, 2019

General information

Polls in Microsoft Teams using PollyA popular question I have been getting is: 'How can I create polls in Microsoft Teams?' I did a video on using Microsoft. Microsoft Teams apps enable companies to take advantage of the technologies available to work with different team members virtually, regardless of their location. It is available on multiple devices and integrates with your favourite apps to create a holistic self-contained work environment anywhere and anytime you work.

Information provided by Polly to Microsoft:

App namePolly
CapabilitiesBot, Tab, Messaging Extension
Office 365 clients supportedMicrosoft Teams
Partner company namePolly
URL of partner website
URL of Teams application info page
URL of Privacy Policy
URL of Terms of Use


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How the app handles data

This information has been provided by Polly about how this app collects and stores organizational data and the control that your organization will have over the data the app collects.

Data access using Microsoft Graph

List any Microsoft Graph permissions this app requires.

This application does not use Microsoft Graph.

Non-Microsoft services used

If the app transfers or shares organizational data with non-Microsoft service, list the non-Microsoft service the app uses, what data is transferred, and include a justification for why the app needs to transfer this information.

Non-Microsoft services are not used.

Data access via bots

If this app contains a bot or a messaging extension, it can access end-user identifiable information (EUII): the roster (first name, last name, display name, email address) of any team member in a team or chat it's added to. Does this app make use of this capability?

Justification for accessing EUII?Is EUII stored in database(s)?Justification for storing EUII?
Providing list of users and channelsAll

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Telemetry data

Does any organizational identifiable information (OII) or end-user identifiable information (EUII) appear in this application's telemetry or logs? If yes, describe what data is stored and what are the retention and removal policies?


Organizational controls for data stored by partner

Describe how organization's administrators can control their information in partner systems? e.g. deletion, retention, auditing, archiving, end-user policy, etc.

Customers are able to control data retention and perform auditing as part of the Polly Enterprise service plan.


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The other day we received the following email:

I am aware of your tutorials on Outlook forms, but this time i wanted to use our new Microsoft Teams website to publish a short survey to the Team. Any ideas on how to do that?

Thanks for the question. In today’s post we’ll show you how to very easily define a survey and published it into your Team channel, whether it’s a private or public one.

The tutorial has two parts: we’ll start by working on Microsoft Forms to create the new Form and then tap into Microsoft Teams so that we can post it for the team and gather the feedback.

Note: There are third party solutions such as Polly, Survey Monkey or even Zoho Forms that you can use. We believe however that the Microsoft Forms solution is robust, well integrated and generally better fitted for simple Team polling.


Creating the Poll in Forms

First off, head over to Microsoft Forms. Note that you’ll need an Microsoft Office 365 / Outlook / Hotmail login and password to use it.

Once logged in, under My Forms, hit on New Form.

Note: You might as well use this tutorial to define and publish a Quiz

First off, define the heading or your survey, to help guide your colleagues through on the survey purpose and any instructions you might want to convey. You might as well want to define a deadline for filling our the form.

Note: In case that you would like to ensure that the poll is anonymous, then hit the 3-dot (…) button in your right hand side, then select Settings, and under the Who can fill out this form section, uncheck the Record name checkbox. Otherwise, respondents names will be recorded,

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Now go ahead and define your Forms questions, note that you can add either multiple choice, text or date or ranking fields.

Once done, make sure that you preview your form.

Publishing the Poll in Teams

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We are progressing. Our next step will be to make the survey available in Teams.

Here’s the complete process:

  1. Login to Microsoft Teams
  2. In the Teams tab, navigate to your Team and Channel.
  3. Alternatively, you might want to consider creating a new dedicated channel for your poll.
  4. Once done, hit on the + icon in your Channel.
  5. Pick the Forms app.
  6. Now go ahead and choose to add the form you have already defined in the previous section. In our case, the name is Team Gathering.

Microsoft Teams Polly Bot

  1. As you are very interested in gathering feedback, ensure that the form is set to Collect responses.
  2. At this point, you might want to also ensure to check the post of channel about this tab button.
  3. Now hit Save.
  4. You’ll now see your Poll in Teams, as shown below:

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Your Team members will receive a message about the new Poll out there, so they can go on and fill it. All you’ll need to do now, is to check the results. You can do that by nvigating to your form Results tab in Microsoft Forms.

That was a pretty simple example, but there is a lot you can do with Teams in the area of collaboration. Please feel free to ask any question using the comments.

How To Use Polly In Teams

Enjoy 🙂