How to create a poll on Reddit

Reddit is the perfect place to get people’s opinions on any topic, whether it’s a normal or a taboo topic.

The core reason behind this is most people use Reddit anonymously; they don’t use their real names & picture, which makes them comfortable to vote on any poll. 

However, not all subreddits allow polls, and after choosing a community, you won’t have the poll option if it doesn’t allow polls.

If a subreddit allows polls, you can use the Reddit mobile app or the website to post a poll. 

Create a Poll on Reddit App

Create a Poll on Reddit app
  1. Open the Reddit app and go to the subreddit where you are willing to post a poll. Tap on the +Create button from the bottom bar. 
  2. Tap on the Poll icon from the bottom toolbar. If you can’t switch to Poll, polls are prohibited in that subreddit.
  3. Enter the poll title, add a description, enter poll options, and select the voting duration. 
  4. Add flairs and tags like NSFW or Spoiler to inform people about the content type. 
  5. Finally, tap on Post to submit your poll.

Create a Poll on Reddit Website

  1. Open a web browser and visit the Reddit website; log in to your account if you aren’t already logged in.
  2. Click on the Create Post text box from the homepage of Reddit. Click on Create Post
  3. Click the Choose a Community drop-down menu and select one community from a list of your joined communities. Click on Choose a Community
  4. If the Poll option is greyed-out, the subreddit doesn’t allow poll submission, and you can’t do anything about it. 
  5. Otherwise, Switch to the Poll tab, enter the Poll title, and add some context if necessary. Now add the poll options; a Poll must have at least two options but can have many more. Create a poll on Reddit
  6. Select Voting Length, tags, and flairs.
  7. Finally, click Post to submit your Poll. 

According to my test, you can add up to six options to your poll and select up to 7 days as a voting period.

Anyone with an account can vote on the poll if it’s a public subreddit.

One can only view the number of votes per option after submitting their vote. It’s not shown in the voting period.

Once the voting period is over, Reddit shows the vote percentage on the poll.

The author or the moderators can delete the poll anytime they want. However, one may view the deleted poll results using some third-party tools.

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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