How to Conduct a Poll in Google Meet

Looking for honest reviews? By running a poll in Google Meet, you can get the answers you need to make a decision, do some research, or see if everyone’s on the same page. At the end of the meeting, you will even receive a report containing the responses so that you can analyze them in more detail.

Create a poll in Google Meet

You can create a poll and show it immediately to attendees or save it and launch it at any time during your meeting.

When your Google Meet starts, select the Activities icon at the bottom right of the screen.

Choose Polls > Run Poll.

Launch a poll in the Polls section of Activities.

Enter the poll question and answer options.

Question and answer fields for a poll

To allow nameless replies, enable this option. To view the poll immediately, select ‘Launch’ and to save it for later, select ‘Save’.

Launch and save options

To view a saved poll, click the Activities icon, select “Polls”, then choose “Launch” for the poll you want to view.

Start a poll in Google Meet

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Edit, delete or create another poll

You can also edit, delete or create another poll. Reopen the Activities > Polls section and do one of the following:

  • Select ‘Edit’ to change the question or answers and choose ‘Save’ or ‘Launch’.
  • Click the trash can icon to delete a poll. You will not be asked to confirm this action.
  • Click “Create Poll” at the bottom of the page to create another poll, if you want to conduct more than one during your meeting.

Edit, delete or create another poll

When you launch a poll during your Google Meet, participants see a blue dot above the Activities icon in the bottom right. They just need to click the icon to see the same indicator next to Polls in the activity list.

Activity indicator

They then answer the question by checking one of the options and selecting “Vote”.

Poll indicator and poll

They can then use the top left arrow to go back or close the sidebar with the top right X.

View or end a live poll

To see poll results as they come in, go back to Activities > Polls and select the one you want to see. You’ll see the number of votes for each answer option in real time.

Answers to a poll in Google Meet

If you want to make the answers public to your attendees, enable the “Show results for everyone” checkbox. They can then go back to Activities > Polls and also see the number of votes for each answer.

Show poll results toggle

To complete the survey, select “End Survey”. It will no longer be available, even if new participants join the meeting.

“End survey” button

View your survey results

After your Google Meet is complete, you’ll receive your survey results by email to the address associated with your Google Account.

You can click the Survey Results link or the icon to open the report that appears in Google Sheets.

Google Meet Email Survey Results

You’ll see a tab called “All Polls” which will tell you how each person answered each poll.

Results of all polls

You also have separate tabs for polls, numbered in the order you created them. Each of them provides the name (unless you have allowed anonymous replies), the reply, and a timestamp.

Survey results

Conducting a poll in Google Meet is so simple that it’s a convenient way to get answers or opinions from all of your attendees. In addition, you then have a record of the responses that you can analyze or share.

If you regularly need to get opinions and information from people around you, consider creating a survey with Google Forms.

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