Instagram Polls are already all the rage on Stories. Now you can also send polls to your friends in private Direct messages.
Polls have changed Instagram Stories forever. Even before “Questions” and “Emoji sliders,” Instagram Polls have made the platform more interactive than ever before. People love asking for their friends’ opinion, and in turn, friends love having an opinion. It was always a recipe for success.
But what about the times where you only want to poll a few of your friends? After all, not all questions are made for the public eye. Well, starting today, you will be able to send polls through Direct messages on Instagram.
DM polls work exactly like public Instagram Stories polls. Take a picture, add a Poll sticker, ask a question and customize the answers. Except that now, you will be presented with the option to send the poll only to a selection of your friends. Once sent, everyone in the group chat will be able to give their opinion and see live results (as they would on a public Poll too.)
While not entirely a new feature, the ability to share Polls in Direct Messages is certainly a useful tool that will be welcomed by users.
Starting today, you can send a poll privately in Direct. Update your app to choose who you want to poll – whether it’s everyone in a big group thread or just your very best friend. Update your app now to try it! pic.twitter.com/Lfr6pwPDzI
— Instagram (@instagram) August 14, 2018