How to add images to Twitter polls

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Did you know that you can use an image in a twitter poll?   Here’s our step by step guide of how to achieve this:

Step 1 – Get your twitter account whitelisted

To do this simply email with your twitter username asking them to whitelist your account for adding images to twitter polls.

You should receive a response to your email within 1 business day to hopefully say that your account has been whitelisted for this feature. 

Step 2 – Sign into Twitter Ads Manager

To do this go to and log in with your usual twitter log on details if you are not already logged into twitter.

Once logged into the ads manager click cancel or the x in to top right hand corner of the pop up to close the campaign objective pop up.

If you haven’t used the ads manager before you may need to add your credit card details but you won’t be charged for creating poll tweets provided you don’t select the promoted option (more about this later). 

Step 3 – Create the Tweet

To do this click on Creatives then Tweet composer (New).

Then select go to the legacy composer in the “Don’t see the ad format you need?” section.

Then deselect the Promoted-only option if you want to create free tweet.   Leave this selected if you want to create a paid tweet. 

Then add some text, an image and some hashtags into your tweet. 

Once you have done this click on the Create poll option. 

Now add 2-4 polls options and then select the amount of time you would like the poll to run for (between 5 minutes and 7 days.) 

Then select Done and then Tweet and you Tweet will be posted to Twitter.  

Note with poll tweets there is currently no option to schedule the tweet only publish it to twitter straight away.

And that’s all there is to it.   Let us know how you have incorporated polls into your tweets.

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