Ask Questions on Facebook Messenger on a PC or Mac

This article teaches you how to poll members of a Facebook Messenger group chat when you’re on a computer.

10 Second Summary

1. Sign in to
2. Click Messenger.
3. Select a group chat.
4. Click the poll icon.
5. Type your question.
6. Add answer options.
7. Click Create Poll.


  1. Go to in a web browser. You can use any browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, to access Messenger.
    • If you’re not signed in to Facebook, enter your login information at the top-right corner of the page, then click Log In.
  2. Click Messenger. It’s in the column along the left side of the screen. This opens the web version of Facebook Messenger.
  3. Select a group chat. Chats are listed in the left panel.
    • You can only create a poll in a group chat.
  4. Click the poll icon. It’s the circle containing a bar graph at the bottom of the chat. A small window titled “Poll” will appear.
  5. Type your question. To do so, click the “Ask a question” blank and start typing.
  6. Add possible answers. If you want the people in the group to choose from a list of options, click the circle next to “Add an option,” then click the + symbol to enter a choice. Click the + again to add another choice.
    • You can skip this step if you want group members to type their own answers.
  7. Click Create Poll. The question (and answer choices, if specified) will now appear in the chat.
    • To answer the question, group members can either select an option from the list or type their own into the blank.