You should be aware that Facebook prohibits the use of Reactions as a voting mechanism. This might seem surprising, considering how many Pages publish this sort of polls. But Facebook’s guidelines on the correct use of Reactions leave no room for doubt.
Facebook specifies the following practices as not being acceptable ways of using Reactions:
But it’s not all bad news! In Easypromos we’ve developed an app that enables you to take full advantage of the potential and virality of Facebook Live in a way that’s . The app is called and it enables you to present a question that participants can then vote on by . In addition, you’ll also be able to set up the Survey so that the user can use a specific hashtag, which will give you more control. You’ll also have a reactions counter to display the voting results in real time. Check out the example below:
The main characteristic of this app is its ease of use. It enables you to create a poll quickly, straightforwardly, and in a way that’s totally compatible with Facebook’s guidelines. Most important of all, since no programming skills are required, you can have the poll ready in minutes. All you’ll need to bring to the table is your own creativity.
The primary benefit of this type of surveys is that they can reach a large audience organically, thanks to the following:
Furthermore, as it’s a poll, it will enable you to obtain valuable information from your followers on any topic related to your services. For example: “Which logo do you like best?”
Keep reading and we’ll explain the advantages of using Easypromos to set one up.
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1. Customize the poll to your taste. No programming skills required!
You have a that will enable you to set up the poll in a highly visual way. Decide which words you want your participants to use; upload a background image or select one of the videos that we provide; customize the colors and the layout; and add a countdown timer. In no time at all, your poll will be ready to post. And the best thing of all is that you won’t need any specific HTML or programming knowledge to achieve your desired design.
2. Filter users that comment with a #Hashtag
The hashtag is a very familiar concept for any user who commonly uses social networks and we can take advantage of hashtags in our survey by asking users to comment with one of the proposed hashtags. Some of the benefits of using hashtags in the comments are:
3. Avoid duplication
The system limits users to a single entry by only counting the first valid word or hashtag. So even if a user comments on the publication several times, with a variety of hashtags, all comments after the first will be discounted. The system isn’t case sensitive and it will count hashtags with or without accents.
4. Use a video in movement
They say an image is worth a thousand words. Well, a video is worth even more. To help you achieve the best results, the app will provide you with up to 12 videos to choose from. By accompanying the poll with a spectacular video you’ll be sure to catch everyone’s attention. If you can’t find any videos that you like, you can paste the URL of a video uploaded in Youtube or Vimeo or you can paste the URL of a video on your website or other server.
5. Forget the technicalities of Facebook Live, tokens and APIs
In order to count comments with words and hashtags in real time it’s necessary to connect to the Facebook Live API, obtain Facebook app permission, generate a token, and so on. But you won’t need to worry about any of this – or waste your time fiddling with the technical, programming side of things – because we’ll carry out the Facebook API connection ourselves. This also means you won’t have to create a Facebook Developers app: we’ll do it for you. That way you’ll be able to focus 100% on designing your survey and getting the best results.
6. Streamline campaign creation
We offer an intuitive and user-friendly platform with all the tools required for streamlining the launch of campaigns for your clients. You’ll have tools for copying, duplicating and saving campaigns in drafts, plus a preview system to send to your clients; you’ll also be able to run tryouts on test pages or from your personal profile; finally, you’ll be able to create several campaigns at a time and allow your client to choose which one they like the most.
7. Save a history of all your polls
Like all other apps created from the Easypromos platform, Facebook Live Polls are managed from the Dashboard. This enables you to centralize all your actions in one place and classify them as Draft Promotions, Active Promotions, or Finalized Promotions. The advantage of this is that you’ll be able to keep a history of all the polls you create and check the statistics of your actions whenever you need to. You’ll also be able to duplicate any campaign saved in your history.
8. Incentivize participation by running a sweepstakes
Would you like to reward participation by running a sweepstakes between participants? The Facebook Live Polls app is also connected with the Sweepstakes Platform, which will permit you to carry out a sweepstakes between all the users who’ve voted by commenting or using a hashtag. The sweepstakes will be generated randomly and with all the benefits and guarantees that the Easypromos platform provides: management of winners and alternates; tools for publishing results; emission of a Certificate of Validity and so on.
9. Benefit from the added value that Easypromos provides: constant updates, support from the team, and reliability
The continual evolution and improvement of our products is part of our DNA. However, we always prioritize the reliability, security, stability, and ease-of-use of our apps. We love to see the new campaigns that our clients carry out each day; and we always collect feedback from our clients and incorporate the resulting improvements into our products. We’re certain that the improvements we continually make will be reflected in ever-better campaigns for your own clients. Test our application now and send us some feedback. We’ll be delighted to review it. Thanks!