Seeking opinion or choice from participants in a group conversation conducted via a messaging application is a common user activity. Currently, a participant poses a question, views responses from other participants, and provides results, e.g., the group preference for a particular option. This disclosure applies machine learning to chat conversations. With user permission, chat conversation is analyzed to detect a question and provide a poll automatically. The poll can be provided as explicit UI that enables participants to indicate a selection. Alternatively, responses from participants, e.g., using text, emoji, etc. can be analyzed. Results of the poll are automatically tallied and displayed with the group conversation.
Felker, Nicholas, "Automatic polls in group chat conversations", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 19, 2017)