Microsoft Teams is working to add a new feature – Polls. This feature will help hosts conduct more engaging and productive meetings. Poll for Microsoft Teams is powered by Forms, which is now available for users with a personal account. The feature is slated for November 2020 launch.
Polls for Microsoft Teams launching soon
In an official roadmap entry seen by TheWindowsClub, Microsoft had this to say:
“With Polls, which is powered by Forms, meeting presenters can prepare, launch, and evaluate polls before, during, and after meetings, respectively, all from one place under a tab in the Teams meeting.”
At Ignite 2020, Microsoft announced the integration of polls within Teams. With the help of Poll, Microsoft is looking to enhance the remote collaboration experience of Teams meetings. Polls will allow meeting participants to gather feedback in the Teams chat pane, enabling users to conduct more engaging, informative, and productive meetings.
Getting started with Polls for Microsoft Teams
Although Polls for Microsoft Teams are not yet live, meeting hosts can create polls before a meeting through a tab in the Teams meeting. During the meeting, hosts can launch polls that attendees can view and answer. It will allow hosts to turn passive listeners into active participants. Once the poll is published, participants will be notified instantly in the form of a pop-up on their meeting screen. Plus, participants will also be notified about the published poll in the meeting chat.
Hosts can choose settings to accept anonymous responses. If you are a host, you can also close the poll so that it stops accepting any more responses. Meeting participants can view the poll results in real-time. Attendees can respond to a poll if the poll has not been closed. Attendees can also create ad-hoc polls during a meeting to get real-time feedback. The results of the poll can also be exported in Microsoft Excel for further analysis.
This feature will begin rolling out to the public over the next several weeks.