How to create a poll in Google Meet to engage meeting attendees and gather reactions

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Virtual meetings on Google Meet can sometimes feel a little one-sided. It makes a big difference when participants can actively contribute to the conversation. 


That’s where Google Meet’s poll feature comes in. You can quickly create questions featuring multiple choice answers during the meeting to help keep things engaging — and get attendees’ responses on record.

If you’re ready to create a poll in Google Meet, access the Activities tab and select “Polls” from the list of options. 

How to respond to a Google Meet poll as a participant

To respond to a Google Meet poll, you must join a Google Meet with an account that allows polls. 

Once a poll is live in Google Meet, you’ll see a green dot over the Activities icon notifying you that a poll has launched. Click on “Activities,” select the Polls option, and then select your answer from the options listed. 

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Google Meet will keep the poll results private unless the moderator enabled the “Show everyone the results” option. In either case, users will never be able to see the names of other respondents, just the number of votes on the poll. 

How to view your Google Meet poll results

Once the Google Meet is over, the moderator will receive an automatically generated email with a report on any polls that were conducted. 

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The moderator can click on the report attachment included in the email to see the names and votes of people who took the poll. 

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