How to use the Poll feature on Instagram stories

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How to use the Poll feature on Instagram stories

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Using the poll feature in Instagram is as easy as adding a sticker to your story. Instagram has added this new feature recently to the stories where you can go into the sticker options after clicking or uploading the picture and drag down the poll option. When you will add the poll option, you can choose the two options that you want to and then upload it. When people will open it, they will see the picture along with the poll questions and the optional answers you have written for them. Therefore, they will be able to click the option they like and that option will get the votes. You can see the poll anytime in your answers and you will get to know what option people like more. It is a great and new option for people to take advices to their FAM.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for posting your query with us. On browsing through the query, looking for solutions, we realized that Instagram is one of the most popular applications out there today. The massive number of users it has created is only a testament to the truth that we are more engrossed in the lives of others than ever and are all voracious consumers when it comes to consuming short stories that can be consumed with just a click. However, if you are the one who uploads these stories regularly, it would be nice of your viewers to engage with you, right?

How to Create a Poll?

The polling feature is only available on Instagram Stories, so you have to create a new story post to use this feature.

#1: How to Create A Story Post

To share a photo or video to your story from your mobile device, you need to tap in the top left of your screen, choose to upload it and then tap in the top right to add text. Creating a story post is not easy, but it is essential in order to maximize the impact of the poll. Your story post can have some context related to the topic of the poll. You can take your photo or create some text that will serve as your stories background. You can add filters, emojis, or doodles to your story but you need to make sure that there is space left for the poll.


#2: Add a Poll to Your Story Post 

To create a poll, tap on the 'Sticker' icon (the square with the face) at the top of the 'Story' screen and select the 'Poll sticker' option.

The option to add your question and a Yes/No poll box will appear.

Type in the question you want to ask in the text field. You can ask any question to your audience, so you can use your imagination to the fullest.

To customize the poll responses, tap in each box (yes or no) and type in the response of your choice. You can provide any text option up to 26 characters for each option in the poll, but you’re limited to two response options.

#3: Place Your Poll

When you’ve finished customizing your poll, tap on the 'checkmark' or 'done' button in the top-right corner of the screen. The poll sticker will center on the screen of your story. As with any other sticker, you can drag the poll around the screen for placement and pinch to make the poll sticker larger or smaller.

#4: Share Your Story

Complete your story post and add it to your stories as you would any other post.

Viewers scrolling through your stories will see the post and be able to vote for their choice. The first time they see a poll, they may even receive a notification pop-up letting them know what it is. To see all of your poll results, open up your stories and tap on the viewers listed at the bottom of the story post, or swipe up to open up the post analytics. 


On the analytics page, simply tap on the eye icon for the post to see the details for each person who viewed your post, as well as who voted for which option in the poll.

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Instagram is surely one of the most widely used apps and is making it possible for people to do various things that makes the experience of using this app absolutely fruitful. The newest of the additions to the various options that are available on this app, is the poll option. The best part of Instagram is the fact that it is all about photographs and videos. What makes it so widely used is the fact that you can choose to upload picture, videos, or a story that will disappear after 24 hours and now you will be able to add a poll option to it.
If you are not aware of this option, what this helps you to do is to upload your picture as the story and then ask the opinion of your followers by adding a poll option to it and then your followers can choose one of the two responses. The simple way to add poll to your story is by going to the stickers section and select the poll option from there and add it to your story option.
This really makes so many things easy and you do not have to ask things in detail, just add a poll question. 


Instagram is currently one of the most used apps on Playstore right now as every youngster loves to share there photos and videos online with the help of this cool app. Instagram lets its users upload photos or videos to the social media. Users can join multiple filters to their pictures, and add locations too. They can add hashtags to their posts so that people can see their pics if they search using the same tags. Instagram has been giving the best updates over the time and I am one of the people who can spend their entire day using this app.
In August 2016, Instagram launched a Stories feature, letting users add photos to a story, with the content disappearing after 24 hours. People could now share photos which they did not want to add permanently to their account. Then Instagram added live-video functionality to Stories in November 2016, augmented reality stickers in April 2017, and face filters in May 2017. It has made posting photos so much fun over the time.
Recently there has been another addition to the Stories feature as users can add a poll to their photos too. The youngsters have so far been loving the experience and posting photos with questions and polls for user opinions. Now you do not have to call different people to know which dress you should wear for the party. Just upload a picture of both dresses and put up the poll. You will know a general opinion and you can dazzle the party with the best dress.

Adding a poll is the simplest thing ever.
Click a photo first in which you want the opinion. After that, you just have to go to the stickers section and pick and drop "poll" option on your photo. You can then edit the question according to your needs. Then you will have two options to give to the public from which they will select their choice. Anybody who sees your story can then select one of them to vote for it by clicking it on the screen. To see the results you can go the views option of the story and see how many votes you got and which user voted for which option.
So get going on your questions and see what your followers vote for.

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