Instagram was created about seven years ago, its primary feature has been uploading of pictures and short videos by the users so that people can view them and “like” them.
Instagram has over the years added additional features like the “message” feature. With this feature, it is now possible to send private messages between users.
Recently Instagram added another cool feature which is the “polling” feature. With this new feature, Instagram allows you to ask questions by writing out the question and customize it with some nice catchy colors, texts or stickers. You can add pictures or images to make it more interesting and fun for your voters.
People will vote from the options available to them (two options only). You can check the votes to see those that voted, the option’s they voted for and how many votes each of your options has generated.
Instagram Polling feature is fun and interesting as users can ask questions on just about anything and have people cast their votes.
Maybe you are confused and don’t know which to choose between those two dinner dresses, Instagram Polling feature is a great avenue for you. Simply take pictures of those dresses, ask your question then post it and get people to vote. You can then make a decision which of the dress to wear based on the polling result.
Steps on how to use the polling feature on Instagram stories.
I’m sure this sounds interesting to you and you would like to try it out. Here are the steps to follow if you want to use the polling feature on Instagram.
Step 1: Open your “Instagram” app on your phone.
Step 2: Tap on the “Home” tab located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: At the top-left corner, tap on your “Profile” icon or you can also swipe right to create a new Story.
Step 4: Tap on the “Shutter” button to take an image or record a short video.
Step 5: To select photos or videos from your library, tap on the “Icon” at the lower-left of your screen.
Step 6: To select emoji, tap on the “Emoji” icon near the top-right corner of your screen or you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen to see stickers and select the stickers you want.
Step 7: Write out your questions with two possible answers and customize it to look creative and catchy to people.
Step 8: Tap on the “Next” icon and select your story.
Step 9: Tap on the “Send” button.
After you tap on the send button, your story will be uploaded then people you follow and your followers can start voting. They will have to choose one from the two options by tapping on one of the options available.
Your story and polls will disappear after 24 hours so make sure you check your total votes within 24 hours.
To Check Total Votes
To check your total votes for your story, from the view-screen swipe up and you will see the list of voters. From the list, you will see the options chosen by each voter, who voted and the total numbers of votes for each option.