How to use Polls

Creating a poll for your episode will allow you to interact more with your audience.

Table of Contents:

- Creating a Poll
- Edit/Delete your Poll
- Your Poll on the Spotify App
- Available Markets & Devices

Creating a Poll

On web:

To add a poll to your episode, you can either publish a new episode or edit an existing one. Note: You currently have to have at least one (1) published episode in your podcast before you can use polls.

  • If adding a Poll to a new episode, first create your episode by clicking New Episode
  • If adding a Poll to an existing episode, click the desired episode from Episodes page and click Edit on that episode.
  • When you reach the Episode Options page, scroll down to see Polls
  • Create a new poll by clicking "Add a poll"

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  • Enter your question or statement, then select the type of poll you want it to be!
  • Multiple-choice means listeners can choose multiple options, while single-choice means only one option can be selected.
  • Pick a start time and end time for your poll
  • Publish! 
    • Note: The poll will publish at the time you set it to start.  

If you want to add a poll to an existing episode, click the desired episode and go into the Edit button. From there, you can follow the steps above!

Note: Polls are not able to be added using the Anchor mobile app at this time.

 

Edit/Delete your Poll

  • From your Episode page, select the episode which you would like to edit or delete your Poll from
  • Click the pencil icon at the top of your screen (found near the episode title)

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  • Scroll down to the Poll section of the page and click Delete poll to delete your poll or click Edit poll to edit it
  • If deleting your poll, be sure to click Yes, delete this poll on the next screen

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  • If editing your poll, you'll be able to edit your poll on the next screen. Make your edits and click Save poll

Your Poll on the Spotify App

Your Poll will only be visible on the Spotify mobile app. It will be found in your episode page under your episode description. 

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Available Markets & Devices

  • On which devices is this tool available?
    The Poll feature can only be configured through the Anchor web app and accessible to listeners through the Spotify mobile app only. You can still distribute episodes to other listening services, but the poll attached to the episode will not appear.
  • Which markets are Polls available in?
    Creators in most* markets where Anchor and Spotify are available will be able to use this feature.
    * This excludes Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

  • In which markets can listeners see my polls?
    Listeners in most* markets where Spotify is available will be able to see and select options on your polls.
    * This excludes Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

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