Instagram’s Stories feature is a pretty solid hit for the social network, and now it’s getting one new feature.
Today, Instagram officially announced that the Stories feature is getting built-in interactive polls. It’s technically an “interactive poll sticker,” so you can quickly ask a question and let viewers chip in towards whatever goal you’re looking towards Here’s how Instagram describes it:
“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.”
The results pop up in real-time, and to see the results of a poll a user just needs to swipe up to open the viewers 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.”
As confirmed by Instagram, this is part of update version 17, and it should be available beginning now. It’s available in both the iOS App Store and from Google Play.