Facebook has rolled out a GIF Supported Poll Feature
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Facebook Lets Web and Mobile Apps Create GIF-supported Polls

Facebook follows Instagram and enables GIF-supported polls as a new status on both the web and iOS and Android apps

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Gone are the days when Facebook polls were just plain old boring texts! Thanks to the latest feature in Facebook’s app development, the networking site let users create GIF-supported polls as a new status on both the web and iOS and Android apps. The feature is not just limited to the user posting the poll as it enables you to add GIFs and photos as responses, too. Facebook’s latest feature is a follow-up move from Instagram which added polling stickers to its Stories feature just last month. Viewing the successful impact of this facebook owned technology, the latest Facebook news was much anticipated.  

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If you wish to create such GIF-supported polls, simply hit compose post, or click on the “what’s on your mind” section. Below the text box, you will find a button that says “Poll,” as well as other options. Shoot your question in the text box with two options for answers and you have your poll. Facebook has put no limit on how long your question can be, but the responses to your poll will be short and limited to 25 characters.

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In order to add a photo or GIF, as your answer hit on the camera or GIF icon in the options line for responses. You can also add a duration to your poll and it’ll be open only for that given time. The duration option starts from one day to one week, custom, or never. The only competitor app (excluding Instagram) which gives this polling feature is Twitter, that allows for up to four response options, instead of Facebook’s two.

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Facebook’s latest technology update is not out of the blue, as the social networking site has experimented with polls in the past: the origins of this update date as far back as 2007 for advertisers and marketers, and was available in Groups and Events for polling members/attendees. Just like the Facebook acquired App, Instagram, today’s GIF-supported polls are not anonymous and your answers will be recorded and displayed for one posting the poll. Are you ready to post your first GIF-enabled poll?

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Ariana Johnson is currently covering the mobile app trends and sharing her pinpoint views over the recent mobile app news for MobileAppDaily. Apart from her passion for technology, she also has a thing for cats, and owns a Persian cat named ‘Lilly.’

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