Google Plus was already chock full of fun and the newest feature “Google Polls”, introduced today just ads more to the party.Google Polls is simple to use. It is as easy as adding a link, image or video to a post.
Just go to Google+ and start a post. Below the text input box you will now see “Polls” as a choice regarding the type of post that it is going to be. If you select Polls it offers boxes below the main text field where you can input the choices that you want to offer people who respond to your poll.
You simply ask your poll question in the text box where you would normally put your post and then put the possible answers to your poll in the choice boxes.
Next, just post your poll to your timeline and get answers to your deepest questions.
Polls are very popular for both fun and for more important stuff. If you are a business you can use a poll to gauge customer response to a new product or service. You could also poll your followers to see if you are giving them the sort of information they are looking for or something entirely different. You are limited only by your imagination.
Google Plus Polls Outside of Google+
Another awesome feature of Google Plus Polls is that you can use their functionality outside of Google+. You could always embed Google Plus posts on your website (for example) if you wanted to but the use of this feature was somewhat limited by the kind of content that you could post on Google+. Polls however have much more functionality outside of Google+ and I think the ability to embed them anywhere you want (that will allow you to add an embed) is one of the coolest features.
Oh wait, that is not officially a feature of the new Google+ Polls. Unlike regular G+ posts the embed functionality is not included with a poll type post. Maybe after they see this post they will add it… However, it is possible to do it in the meantime. If you do know how to do it then it is a fairly simple thing to embed a Google+ Poll on your website like I did above. It is a fully functional poll so if you would like to answer it please feel free to do so. The only limiting factor is that your reader might have to be signed into Google+ to see it.