Ask a quick question in your email ('are you planning to come?', 'which one would you prefer?',...) and let people answer simply by clicking on a link, instead of having to write a formal email response. YAMM Polls lets you easily insert a mini form in your draft and collects all answers in your Google Sheets.
This article is for users who want to insert simple forms with one question to their emails and collect short answers.
If you want to add multiple questions or more complex forms with MCQs, then please use Google Forms.
Why use YAMM Polls?
When you ask a question with YAMM Polls, you make it fast and easy for your recipients to reply. They choose their answer directly from your email.
Here are a few examples:
- You are inviting your friends or family to an event (a wedding, party, corporate event, etc.) and need to know who will attend quickly.
- As a product manager, you are about to release new features on your product and want to collect feedback.
- You are trying to understand your prospects' needs and check if they would be interested in what you are selling.
1. Insert the form links to your Gmail draft
All your form links must begin precisely with the following syntax:
Where YOUR_RESPONSE corresponds to the response that you want to collect.
Let's take the example where we ask a YAMM customer for feedback. To test this feature, you can make a copy of our simple Google Docs template to your Gmail draft:
We have included the three following answers/responses to our form: Yes, No, Maybe.
Here's a table with the corresponding links to each answer:
|Response / Answer
|Link to insert in your Gmail Draft
Note: The answers will appear in your Google Sheet exactly how they appear at the end of the links (upper and lower cases considered). For example, If you insert https://app.yamm.com?response=MAYBE, the recorded answer will be MAYBE.
In your Gmail draft, insert your links with your answers just like any regular link. So you can insert them behind images, buttons, or simple text.
2. Activate the tracker and send your mail merge
Once you are ready with your template, start YAMM, activate the tracker, and send your mail merge.
3. Collect all responses and enjoy the result
When your recipients answer to your form, they are redirected to the following page, which confirms YAMM has recorded their responses.
Go back to your Google sheet, and you will notice a new column called YAMM Poll which was automatically created. Then, you can collect and check all your recipients' answers at a glance.