Telegram has a voting tool that allows you to make polls in groups, channels and individual conversations in a simple way. Absent on WhatsApp, the feature operates through the @Vote bot, which allows the creation of a main question and answer options directly via chat. The virtual robot counts only unique votes cast by people with Telegram accounts, and shows the results in real time.
The function can be used in groups of friends when deciding the location of the next meeting or trip. In addition, the poll bot lets you know the opinion of members of a channel on the platform.
Telegram bot allows you to create polls within the messenger Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
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Telegram restricts access to messages by bots that work within groups and conversations. By default, robots can only read messages and responses directed at them, in addition to instructions with the / command. The rule does not apply to bots that are group and channel administrators, at the user's discretion. In addition, bots can read all channel publications in which they are members.
In the case of @Vote, only responses to poll questions are recorded. Other chat messages are protected and cannot be intercepted by him in a group.
Next, see how to use the tool to create polls on Telegram.
Step 1. Access the @Vote bot on Telegram (t.me/vote) and touch Get started to activate the rob. The first step is to write the central question in the poll. Send normally to record.
Start the bot and write the poll question on Telegram Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Then, write the alternatives that will be offered in the poll. Create one option at a time and send in the conversation with the bot.
Write the alternatives as common messages and send Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Create as many alternatives as you want. At the end, type the command / done and send to finish.
Use the / done command to end the poll Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. You will see the survey assembled with the data provided. Tap Publish poll to share the poll across conversations, groups and channels. To send, touch the preview displayed in the chat window.
Send the poll in conversations, groups and channels Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 5. Poll participants vote by touching the buttons listed below the question. The calculation count is updated with each new vote counted. You can also follow the progress in the conversation with the bot. Touch Update results to update the number of votes and the partial result.
See the poll count in real time on the bot Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
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