LinkedIn introduced the ability for its users to create polls, which can be quite handy if you are trying to gauge the opinions of others in your network on a various topic. It can also help to initiate conversations and keep you top of mind. Here’s how to do it (PS – it’s super easy and you can do it from your profile page, a group or a LinkedIn company page if you are an administrator).

You can create a poll from LinkedIn’s homepage. If you’re an admin of a LinkedIn Page, or a LinkedIn Group you can create a poll directly from the page or group’s homepage.

Note: The LinkedIn Polls feature is being gradually rolled out to all  LinkedIn members.

To create a poll from your homepage:

  1. Click  Start a post.
  2. Click Create a poll.
  3. In the Create a poll window, type your question and fill in the options.
    • There is a minimum of two options and a maximum of four options on a poll.
    • Click +Add option to add another option.
  4. Select the Poll duration from the dropdown.
    • The default duration is one week.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click the  Edit icon to edit the post.
  7. You can add more to the post in the What do you want to talk about? field (optional).
  8. Click Post.