X Poll Smart Panel

Visualize the real-time results of a native X, formerly Twitter, Poll.

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Written by Sky Muller
Updated over a week ago

X Polls are a great way to interact with your audience and bring their voice into your production. Whether you are asking for input to drive future coverage, having a vote on jersey combinations for the next game, or hosting real-time trivia... the opportunities are endless. These polls offer simple one-click voting for your audience. With Tagboard, you can visualize the real-time results in a Smart Panel.

For more information on creating a X poll, visit X's "About X Polls" help article here.

Follow the steps below for bringing your X Poll to life within Tagboard:

STEP 1: Name Your Design

Start by titling your X Poll Smart Panel in the upper left corner. This title will appear in your Smart Panel library and will be one way you can find it in the future.

STEP 2: Insert Poll URL

Begin by finding the poll on X that you want to visualize. Copy and paste the direct URL link for the poll into the text field. The X Poll will automatically populate in the preview window. Now you can begin to customize how your viewers will interact with and see your real-time poll by following the remaining steps.

STEP 3: Customize the Look

Layout & Styles

Once you've entered the X Poll URL, you can then stylize your Smart Panel. Choose between two layout options: fullscreen or lower third.

Then you can format your background using the below options:

  • Enable Background: The background is enabled by default. If you toggle the background off, the X Poll will be on a transparent background.

    • Tip: you'll want to toggle the background off if you're going to embed the X Poll onto a website where you want to keep the background of the webpage the same for the X Poll.

  • Type: If the background is enabled, choose between a solid color, gradient, or select an image from the media library in your account.

  • Color, Color 1, Color 2, and Direction [if applicable] all pertain to the background if you have selected either Gradient or Solid as the Type [mentioned above] from the drop-down.

Lastly, you'll be able to create a custom poll on your own by taking advantage of the Custom option within the drop-down of Color Theme under 'Color Theme & Font'.

  • Note: If you're trying to make an adjustment that you cannot figure out, then reference the Snippets section, below, or contact your Customer Success Manager. Unsure who this is? Then email Success@tagboard.com with a detailed request.


  • Live Update: When live update is turned on, the X Poll will update on your Smart Panel in real time as users vote. (Tip: The results will update constantly at regular intervals, that are no longer than 30 seconds apart. If you want to see movement while your poll is live on your screen, keep this in mind as you plan your rundown!)

  • Show Voting Info: Toggle on if you want to display the total number of votes on the poll. It will also display whether the poll is still open or if it has ended.

  • Show Timestamp: Toggle on to display the date and time of when the poll was posted on X.

QR Code

You have the ability to add a QR Code on your X Poll by simply toggling on ‘Show QR Code’. Toggling on will automatically insert a QR Code that leads directly to the X Poll you’d like viewers to vote on rather than needing them to go search for your handle and the specific poll. You can also change the background and dot color within the QR Code section.

Snippets (optional)

If you need a visualization that is more custom than the above options allow for in the Smart Panel Builder, the Tagboard team is happy to help! Reach out to your dedicated Client Success Manager to get started. Unsure of who this is? Then email Success@tagboard.com with a detailed request.

Have you already worked with our team to build custom visualizations? The Snippets tab on the left sidebar of the builder is where you can apply those customizations to your Smart Panel. Select "Add Snippets" and there will be a list of customizations to apply.

When you add a Snippet, you are applying custom code to that visualization. Snippets can be used to customize every type of Smart Panel, as well as Themes and Graphics. If you are adding a Snippet to a X Poll Smart Panel, be sure to add a Snippet that was built for that specific type of Panel and output size in order for the CSS to apply properly. One important thing to note: you also have the ability to remove a Snippet, which will remove custom code from that visualization.

STEP 4: Save

Click 'Save' in the upper right or bottom left corner. Now you're ready to drag and drop this asset into your Playlist in Tagboard Producer and go live or embed your X Poll in your digital experience!

Note: Once you have customized your X Poll, add appropriate tags in the 'Tags' section at the bottom left corner in order to make your Smart Panel easier to search and access from the Smart Panels library in the future. After you've input a tag, push enter and then save right below.

Need more assistance?

Contact your Client Success Manager

directly or email Success@tagboard.com.

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