StrawPoll Help Center

How To: Share a Poll With Your Live Audience

One way to use StrawPoll is to create polls with live audiences, e.g. in schools, universities or at conferences. We want to provide you with the best tools to make things as seamless as possible. Therefore, we created the "StrawPoll Live" feature. For each straw poll, you can create a simple six-digit code that can be shared immediately.

Step 1: Create a PIN Code

At the "Share Your Poll" section, there is a "Create PIN Code" button. Clicking it will open a modal where you can manage the PIN code of this poll.

Step 2: Sharing the PIN Code

If you haven't done it before, you can create a new code instantly. When you create a code, a small tutorial is also displayed.
Once you have created a code, you can direct your audience to, where they can enter the code through a simple interface to be redirected for voting.

Additional Info

  • PIN codes will expire after seven days. You can always recreate PIN codes to refresh their lifetime.
  • Having access to PIN codes will not grant any administration rights. They are just for sharing.
  • If all or most of your participants are on the same network (e.g. if they all share a common WiFi), make sure that the option that allows multiple polls from one IP is enabled.