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Instagram Stories Poll Stickers: New Formats

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Instagram Poll Stickers Just Got A Major Upgrade


By Jillian Warren

Published March 8, 2022

3 minute read

Instagram Stories Poll stickers are an instant engagement win – and they're about to get a fresh new look.

Last Updated March 8, 2022

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Instagram Poll stickers are pretty straightforward: they let you poll your audience on your Instagram stories.

This makes them one of the easiest ways to boost your engagement on Instagram and gather instant feedback from your community.

And now, they're about to get a whole new look.

Instagram Tests New Story Poll Sticker Formats

Instagram story poll stickers have remained the same since their launch in 2017.

You can input two poll options for users to choose between, populated with "Yes" and "No" by default.

Instagram Stories Poll Stickers Old Format

However, this two-answer format is limiting and doesn't allow for a bigger range of options to choose from.

Which is probably why Instagram's testing an upgrade to the much-loved Poll sticker.

Based on Tweets from users with early-access, the Poll sticker has new text customization tools, plus the ability to add up to four different response options.

This makes Instagram poll story stickers a lot more versatile... and you'll never have to hack the Quiz sticker to meet your needs again.

Not everyone has access to this new upgrade yet – so keep an eye out and hang tight!

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How to Make a Poll on Instagram Stories

It's quick and easy to add a poll to your Instagram stories. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click the "+" icon at the top of your Instagram Home feed and select "Story."

  2. Tap the large white circle to take a photo (press and hold to film a video), or select existing media from your camera roll.

  3. Tap the sticker icon (a smiley face) at the top of the screen to open the Instagram Stories sticker tray.

  4. Scroll until you see the "Poll" sticker.

    How to add a poll to your Instagram story
  5. Tap the text above the poll to type your question. You can also select the color wheel or "A" button at the top of the screen to customize the text.

  6. Tap each answer to edit the different options users will be able to choose from.

  7. Once finished, tap "Done" in the top right corner to exit the poll editor.

  8. Press and drag to move the sticker, or use a pinching motion to resize it.

It's that simple!

Once your Instagram Story is live, you can check the results of your poll by swiping up on the published story and selecting the eye icon.

Whether you want to collect feedback on your products, crowdsource ideas, or simply entertain your followers, poll stickers offer an entirely new way to engage with your Instagram audience.

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