Looking for a quick way to make decisions in Slack—is there a built-in way to make polls?
There’s no built-in poll or survey tool in Slack, but there is a simple way to poll your team: Add react emoji to a message. Ask a question with the choices you want, then hover over your message, click the emoji button, and add one emoji per option. The easy option is to use number emoji. Or, you could put one emoji beside each option in your message, and add one of each emoji as a reaction underneath.
When people want to vote on the poll, they simply click the react emoji for the option they like. See which emoji has the most clicks, and that’s the crowd choice.
Otherwise, the Slack app directory includes a number of Slack poll apps including Simple Poll (which uses a twist on the emoji voting) and Polly (which shows complete multi-question surveys inside Slack). Install the app you want then use it whenever you want to poll your team.
Especially for personal to-dos and tasks that you need to accomplish outside of your team, what is your favorite app and tricks for getting the most out of it?
Last week, Slack announced some new features, including a WYSIWYG rich text editor.
Along with the addition of this feature, they changed the Markdown functionality to render formatting in-line.