Meta-owned social media application Instagram is always working on enhancing user experience, and for that, it recently introduced a polls feature in DMs. Now account holders can send direct messages on Android and iOS devices and add polls like the ones possible in stories. The poll results will be visible to everyone in real time if sent on a group chat.
Here is how one can use this new feature of sending polls on Instagram stories:-
First, open the Instagram app. Then go to the DM section and open any conversation where you wish to use the poll feature, whether an individual or group chat. Then open the camera to capture a video or photo and click on the stickers button. An icon for poll options will appear. Click on that. Please enter a question, add appropriate options, and click on done. Finally, click on the send button. It can be resized, and the font colour can also be changed in the polls.
To check the poll results, one can go back to where the vote was sent because the recipients will not be able to tap on one of the poll options to answer; instead, they have to respond through the chat box below the poll manually. Reply can be via text, audio message, image or video.
Other applications which recently added the poll feature to their platform are WhatsApp and Facebook. It will be interesting to see how Instagram users find this personalised poll feature and how useful it is in terms of interacting with contacts privately and in groups. Instagram may also add more updates to this feature, and many other ways to enhance DMs can be included shortly.