Instagram adds polling feature to Stories

Instagram is adding a new feature to its app, that will make Stories a little more interactive. The popular photo-sharing platform is rolling out interactive poll sticker for stories, that lets you ask a question and see results from your friends and followers as they vote.

Adding polls on a photo is similar to adding stickers. Once you've taken a photo or video for your story, select the 'poll' sticker and place it anywhere on the photo in your story. You will then get the option to create your own questions and customize the poll choices.

After you've shared your poll, your friend and followers can immediately start voting and see real-time results. Once someone has voted on your poll, they'll also be able to see which choice is leading at any given moment. 

To see the poll results, swipe up to open the viewers list for that photo or video on your story, and you'll see how many votes each option received, who voted and what options they chose. And just like your story, your poll and its results will disappear after 24 hours.


Along with the new interactive polling stickers, Instagram is all also adding two new tools for Stories to make them more creative – a color picker for text and brushes and an alignment tool for text and stickers. 

For the text and brushes color picker, now you'll see a new eyedropper icon at the far left, which can be used to select any color from your photo or video and apply it to your text and drawing tool.

Lastly, the alignment tool (available only on iOS) will help you place the text or sticker on your photo and video, in such a way that they don't get covered up when some watches your story. While positioning the text or sticker, a blue line will appear so that you can center it. Also, when you rotate text or a sticker, new guides will help you snap your sticker back to horizontal.

The updates are available as part of Instagram version 17 and above in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. 


Kaiser Bey
Kaiser is a tech enthusiast who likes to write, read and talk about tech. He dreams of going to Mars and never come back. We hope that you find his posts on AndroGuider helpful and informative
Instagram adds polling feature to Stories Instagram adds polling feature to Stories Reviewed by Kaiser on 10/04/2017 02:34:00 PM
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