You all must be aware of the polling feature that Instagram rolled our last October. The polling feature lets you ask a question to your followers and receive a reply as they vote. The feature was well received by the users, and due to its continual success, the feature is still alive. Also, the polling feature is a very productive tool in accumulating real-time data for a survey or research, as it offers a full insight to the users of how their followers voted.
To add more punch to it, Instagram added the Questions Sticker, which when used, lets the account followers reply to your question on the same post. It’s not the same as the polling feature.
Instagram says it’s “a way to start conversations during moments when you don’t necessarily have a photo or video to share.”
The Instagram users can find the new feature in the sticker drawer. Once you open the Stories camera, take a photo or video, after that you can find the sticker icon in the upper right-hand corner. Pick the Questions Sticker and type your question. On publishing the post with Questions Sticker, your followers will be able to answer the question in three lines. This way, the people will be able to convey more than just yes or no.
However, you will be able to see the replies to the question in the list of people who have viewed your story. Furthermore, you can also share any of the responses that you receive from your friends. Doing this will only display the reply one has made, and not his identity or profile picture.
The Questions Sticker feature is expected to bring more engagement among Instagram users and will further push anonymous users who hardly involve in any activity. Instagram rolled the new feature for both the Android and as well as, the iOS users.
Last month, Instagram reported having 400 million daily active users on its Stories feature, which was adopted from the Snapchat. Interestingly, till last month, Snapchat was sitting at just half of the user base on the Stories feature than what Instagram was able to acquire. It boosted the marketing strategies of Instagram to innovate and keep infusing some or the other feature in the Stories section.
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