How to create a poll in Telegram: bots for setting up a functional

2016-11-24 20:40:47
In: News Functional
Social network queries and polls are actively used for solving various tasks: receiving feedback on some particular product, determining demands of the audience, developing a group and increasing its traffic. Telegram polls can be realized in a number of ways with the usage of special-purpose robots. As a rule, a choice of some specific variant depends on the ease of setting up, provided opportunities and personal preferences.  

Simple and quick method for creating polls in Telegram

To rapidly set up the given function, it is possible to use the @PollBot bot. In this case, the sequence of actions will look like that:
  1. Find the @PollBot bot in a search box and start a dialogue.
  2. Send it the text containing a question.
  3. List all possible answers.
  4. After doing this, enter the «/done» command.
  5. Bot will send a notification about poll creation while attaching a link and offering to choose a group for placing.
    Although the @PollBot bot slightly limits Telegram poll opportunities, setup rate and user friendly algorithm have made it quite popular among messenger users.  

Polls having advanced features

The most fully-featured poll can be created by the @QuAnBot bot. It has the following advantages:
  • Possibility of simultaneously selecting several answers, the amount of which can be limited by a certain number or has no limit.
  • Pollers may be provided with an opportunity of offering their own answer. If the author of a poll approves the given initiative, one more line will be added to the general list of answers.
  • It is possible to request a userʼs phone number before he votes.
  • Possibility of attaching photos, videos and voice messages is added.
  • Results are emailed in CSV format.
  In order to create a poll with a help of the @QuAnBot, it is necessary to follow these steps:
  1. Find the @QuAnBot bot in a search box and start a dialogue.
  2. Enter the «/newpool» command.
  3. Write a question (the maximum amount of symbols is equal to 128).
  4. In the appeared menu select the «Add variant» and write one of the answers.
  5. Repeat the 4th step as many times as it is required for pointing out all possible variants.
  6. If necessary, it is possible to add a file or change poll settings by selecting the corresponding menu option.
  7. Tap on the «Complete» button and confirm the given action.
  8. Select the «Share» option. After doing this, go to the group where a post should be added, or receive a link for third-party resources.

Telegram likes and polling by means of inline bots

In May 2016, inline chatbots have appeared in Telegram. These bots are responsible for creating polls and writing posts with a possibility of liking them. They are @vote и @like, correspondingly.   The @vote bot helps the users to rapidly create polls which are quite easy to construct:
  1. Start a dialogue with the @vote bot.
  2. Enter the main question.
  3. Write the required amount of answers.
  4. Having written all variants, enter the «/done» command.
  5. In the appeared message, select the «Publishpoll» option and got to a group or a dialogue.
    As you can see, the @PollBot bot has practically the same poll creation algorithm. The only difference is the absence of a link, so the users cannot invite their friends from other social networks to discuss some particular question.   In order to know the users’ attitude to the post, it is possible to use the @like chatbot. To realize the given function, it is necessary to follow these instructions:
  1. Send a message with some text, image, video, animation or a sticker to the @likebot.
  2. Choose from 1 to 6 emojis, due to which each user can express his or her opinion.
  3. Tap on the «Publish» button to publish the post in a group or a dialogue.
  4. Confirm a publication by tapping on the post.
    Interesting topical polls and a possibility of liking the post increase the users’ engagement and reach larger audience. With the usage of polls, it is possible to receive important information and show the group’s members that their opinion carries great weight. Such approach is considered one of the most efficient for developing Telegram groups.