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Q&A and Polls Features in Google Meet

Q&A feature allows participants to post their question during the meeting and through Polls the organizer can collect feedback or votes from all the participants who joined the meeting.

Q&A and Polls Features in Google Meet

These new features Q&A and Polls are included in Google Meet now. These features are currently available in Google Workspace Business, Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise plus license. These features are also available to teachers and students with a Google Workspace for Education Plus license.

1. Q&A:

The Q&A is enabled automatically for all users. Q&A feature allows participants to post their question during the meeting. When one participant posts his/her questions then others can upvote the questions. The Organizer can hide any questions and can enable or disable question submission at any time.

Follow the below steps to turn on Q&A: 

  • On the top-right corner, click Activities.
  • Click Questions and Turn on Q&A.

Steps to Ask a question: When anyone asks a question other participants get a notification in the meeting.

  • On the top-right corner, click Activities click Questions.
  • Click on Ask a question.
  • Enter the question and click Post. 

Steps to View and manage questions: The Organizer can filter the questions, mark questions answered, and hide questions.

  • Click on Activities  click Questions.
  • The organizer can set up filter the questions by selecting the below options:
    1. All questions
    2. Unanswered questions
    3. Answered questions
    4. Hidden questions
  • To upvote a question, click on Upvote .
  • To mark a question answered, click Mark.
  • To hide a question, click on Hide . 
  • To delete a question, click on Delete.

Organizer can view Q&A report:

After the meeting ends the organizer will receive the Q&A report via email. The report includes all the questions asked, hidden, or deleted in a meeting with the list of participants' names.

  • Open the email with the Questions report.
  • Click the report attachment.

2. Conduct a Poll:

Poll allows collecting feedback or votes from the participants who joined the meeting. Organizer can create the polls for participants to vote on. After the meeting ends, the organizer automatically gets the report of the poll results via email. 

Follow the steps to create a poll:

  • On the top-right corner, click Activities  click Polls.
  • Click the option Start a poll. 
  • Enter the question and add options for the poll.
  • To post a poll, click Launch.
  • To save the poll and launch it later, click Save.

Moderate a poll:

  • Click on the Activities  click Polls.
  • To let all participants check the poll’s results, click on the option "Show everyone the results" and click Switch On.
  • To close a poll and stop the responses, click End the poll.  
  • To permanently delete a poll from all the list of polls, click Delete .

The Meeting participant can submit a response for a poll. Notification in the meeting will show when the Organizer starts a poll. Participants need to submit their response before the poll or when the meeting ends. 

  • Click on the Activities  click Polls.
  • In the poll, select the response click Vote.

Organizer can view a poll report:

After the meeting ends, the Organizer of the meeting will receive the report for all the polls conducted in the meeting via email. The report includes all the participants' names and their answers submitted during the meeting.

  • Open the poll report email.
  • Click the report attachment.



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