Instagram Is Adding Interactive Polling to Stories
Now you can poll your friends on your next travel destination.
As if scrolling through your friends’ Instagram Stories wasn’t addictive enough, the photo-sharing social outlet unveiled its newest, must-click activity on Tuesday: interactive polling.
According to Instagram, the new interactive poll sticker in its stories feature allows users to post a question for their followers and track results in real time as people vote.
This means that for the first time ever Instagrammers will be able to actually interact directly through Instagram Stories with their friends and followers rather than simply relying on sliding into their fan’s direct messages.
As Instagram explained in its announcement the new sticker allows for two option polls in a snap.
Here’s how it works: Once you’ve taken a photo or video for your Instagram story, select the “poll” sticker and place it anywhere over the image. According to Instagram you can then write out your own question such as, “Where should I travel to next?” and customize customize the poll choices (like Paris, or Travel+Leisure’s best city in 2017, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico).
After sharing your poll, your friends and followers can immediately start voting and see real-time results.
To view your complete poll results, swipe up and open the viewers list for the part of your story containing the poll. You’ll be able to view both the winning choice and who voted on each answer.
So go ahead and ask your friends: “Which amazing place should we all plan a group trip to next?”