Instagram Adds New Interactive Polling Stickers To Its Stories


After blatantly ripping off Snapchat's Stories feature, Instagram Stories have gradually gathered some pace. With a hefty user base, Instagram has now become quite popular when it comes to sharing Stories. The company is always in the works to enhance the user experience by introducing extensions to a specific feature or something completely new drawn from scratch. Now, Instagram is adding interactive polling stickers to its Stories. So let's dive in to see some more details on the feature.

Instagram's Latest Update Brings Interactive Polling Stickers To The Stories

Instagram today announced that the Stories feature is receiving built-in interactive polls. To be precise, they're technically ''interactive poll stickers''. These polling stickers will simply allow you to raise a question and the viewers will chip in towards anything that you are looking towards. Polls can be added in a similar way as you would add any other sticker.

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Instagram describes the feature as:

“Whether you’re trying to plan tomorrow’s outfit, choosing which class to take or figuring out where to go for dinner, now it’s easy to share a two-option poll right in your story. After you’ve taken a photo or video for your story, select the “poll” sticker and place it anywhere you’d like — you can write out your own question and even customize the poll choices.

After you’ve shared your poll, your friends and followers can immediately start voting and see real-time results. Once someone has voted on your poll, they’ll see which choice is in the lead at any given moment. And if they watch your story again later, they’ll see the latest results.”

Polls can be added in a similar way as you would add any other sticker. All you have to do is simply drag and drop the polling sticker into your Story, you will then be automatically presented with an option to customize the question and its relevant choices. Users viewing your Story can simply tap on a specific choice in order to vote and the overall results will appear. To see the results an individual has to simply swipe up to open the viewer's list.

“Not only will you see how many votes each option received, but you’ll also see who voted and what option they chose. That way, you’ll be able to compare votes from the friends and followers whose opinions you trust most. And just like your story, your poll and its results will disappear after 24 hours.”

Apart from the polling stickers, the company has also added an eyedropper tool which will allow you to take colors from your photos which can be used in text and brushes. In addition to this, an alignment tool is also available which helps you to place stickers and text perfectly centered. However, this is limited to iOS users at this point, so Android users will have to wait for it.

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These are all the features added in the latest Instagram update. So be sure to update your app if you haven't set app updates to install automatically. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the new interactive polling stickers added in Instagram Stories? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.