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Better Excel Export

One of Polls for Facebook most important feature is the ability to export all answers and participants data to Excel. With Excel, you have the freedom to analyze and crunch polls data the way you like. We improved the export in a few different ways:

Improving Timeline Polls

In May we launched Timeline Polls, a tool to make quick polls directly from a Page post where participants vote using hashtags. You sent us a lot of feedback and some told us their audience was not tech-savvy enough to understand hashtags.

Introducing Timeline Polls

We are pleased to announce you can now make polls directly from your Facebook Page Timeline. You simply ask a question using hashtags to enumerate the different options. Followers vote by commenting the post with one of the suggested hashtag. The application parses the post comments once every hour and compiles all the answers. You can view the charted results, pick a random winner and export it all to Excel like in a regular form poll.

A Fresh Look at Authorization

By default, participants answering your polls on Facebook are asked to authorize the application. It can be problematic since around 20% of partcipants drop the poll without granting the authorization. Even though the application only asks access to users public infos (name and gender), we live in a era where we value our privacy and sometimes are reluctant to give access to personal data to applications we don't trust.

Embed a Poll on your Webpage

Starting today, you can now embed your polls on a webpage. This is especially useful if you manage both a Facebook Page and a Website for your business and want to reach your audience in both places.

The End of the Like Gate

Facebook recently announced that starting November 5th 2014, it will no longer be possible to "like-gate" content on a facebook page. Like gating allowed applications to only show certain content to fans of a page. Facebook detailed this change in a developers blog post.