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March 2021: Getting started with Doodle

Is a mobile and online application used for planning and scheduling activities such as a business meeting, reunions, book clubs, play dates, rehearsals, you name it, For one to use he/she has to Set up an account or log into your existing Doodle account to use the app so that All your created polls are saved on your account, so no matter which device you log into you will always see your existing polls. 

Please note that the app uses the language and time zone set for your device. If you want to change the language or the time zone in the app, you need to change the language or time zone in your device settings.

Once you are logged in you will see your personal dashboard. Any polls you have created from your Doodle account, or polls you have participated in from your Doodle account, will be shown here. 

Create a group poll or a survey

With Doodle, you can create polls asking others for their availability. Open the app and tap the blue plus in the middle of the screen. 



Choose "Find a date" if you want to propose date and time options. Or Select the “Make a choice”. Using “make a choice” polls allows you to enter any option in form of text if you would like to propose other options instead of dates and times.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/doodle-easy-scheduling/id938182547

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doodle.android&hl=en&gl=US

Step by step 

1)      Create a poll by clicking the blue plus in the middle of the screen 


2)      Select the dates in the calendar. If needed, tap add times just above to add some time slots. Tap within the date range to create a time slot. You can hold and drag the white circle to extend the time. Tap it once again if you would like to delete it or copy it to all of the other dates.

  

3) Include a title (mandatory), event location and a description (optional). Special poll settings are great for polls with special needs: e.g. hidden or limited, or "Yes, No, If need be" polls. Click on "settings" to add select special poll features. 

4) Tap the create button when you are done.

Invite your participants 

 IOS & Android 

To invite participants to your poll just tap the share icon (add participants) at the top right corner of your already created poll. The menu will then give you the option to add invitees via email, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. Or you can just copy the poll link, and share it in any channel you prefer.

 

Invitation tip

A great way to speed up the invitation process is to connect your phone address book (under your account settings). You can then select to invite via "email" and your contacts will be listed for you to select. 

As Premium user, you can add an individual message to invite participants via Doodle. This is a great way to make the invitation more personal. You can also see the list of invitees directly in the poll table, and send a friendly reminder to those who have not participated in the poll yet


Choose final option

Are all votes in and you would like to select the final date?

IOS 

Tap close in the lower right corner and select a final option (more than one if you would like). This will close the poll, and no one else will be able to participate in the poll anymore. You can save the final date(s) directly to your connected calendar with the link below the final option and share the results with all the participants. 

 

Android  
Tap the menu button at the top right corner and then tap close. Select a final option (more than one if you would like). This will close the poll, and no one else will be able to participate in the poll anymore. You can save the final date(s) directly to your connected calendar with the link below the final option and share the results with all the participants.


Something changed?

You can always re-open the poll in case you want to invite more participants, change some votes, or simply select a different final option. 

 
IOS
Tap re-open on the black bar at the bottom of your screen 

Android 
Tap the menu button at the top right corner then tap re-open 

Compiled by the Technical support team from Doodle's website 

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