Introducing Twitter Polls

UPDATED: April 10/16. Look for [NEW]

On October 21st, Todd Sherman, a product manager at Twitter, announced the roll out of Twitter polls which is another signal that Twitter is back on track when it comes to product innovation. Here’s what you need to know about Twitter polls.

Here’s what you need to know

A quick rundown of things we know and have learned (will be updated as needed)

=> Creating a Twitter poll is simple but take note of the limitations

=> [NEW] Twitter Polls only last 24 hours [now up to 7 days] so consider pinning it to the top of your profile

=> [NEW] You can promote a Twitter poll (I think). I’m testing this now. Stay tuned! They need to add “votes” [now available] as a engagement metric.

=> Mentions and RTs are tied to the Poll so engagement is possible.

=> Twitter polls can be embedded on posts and sites but mentions are not included in the embed. Take the poll if you haven’t already!

=> You can RT a Twitter Poll but if you add a comment the poll isn’t visible within your Tweet. To make if visible don’t add a comment when you RT the poll

=> You can pin someone else’s poll to your profile. But, you can only do that if you’ve RT’d it with a comment.

Chris HerbertChris Herbert is the founder of Mi6. Mi6 is a B2B (Business to Business) marketing and business development agency dedicated to helping companies build their brands and develop commercial relationships. He is the founder of ProductCamp Toronto and the Hi-tech community Silicon Halton. He tweets under the handle @B2Bspecialist.