How to Create Instagram Polls in 2022 (Easier Guide)

Instagram Stories has been offering a poll option for the longest time, offering a fun feature to interact with your followers in the app. But the polls feature has been basic, limiting you to just two answer options. Well, Instagram has finally given the in-app polls feature a massive update. With the latest update, the company has introduced a number of features focused on the Instagram chat feature, as well as the option to create polls in group chats. The revamped poll option has also been extended to the Stories section. With that said, let’s take a look at the steps on how you can create Instagram polls for Android and iOS.

Create polls on Instagram (2022)

Create Instagram Polls in Stories (Android and iOS)

1. Open the Instagram story creation interface by swiping right from the home screen. Then click on an image or record a video and tap the sticker icon in the upper right corner of the screen. On the stickers tab, tap “Poll” to create a new Instagram poll.

2. With the latest update, you are not limited to two responses and can add multiple options to the poll. After adding the required option, tap “Done” in the upper right corner. After that, tap the “Your Story” button to add the poll to your Instagram story. Your viewers can then tap on the appropriate option to vote in your poll.

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Check and share poll results on Instagram Stories

1. To check and share your poll results as a separate story, all you have to do is open the Instagram story with the poll and swipe up. In the pop-up menu, tap “Share results” to bring the results as a new story.

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2. In the story creation interface, you can choose to add text, stickers and more. Once you are satisfied, tap the “Your Story” button to share the results.

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Create Instagram polls in DMs (Android and iOS)

Before we go over the steps to create and share polls in Instagram chats, it is important to mention that the poll option is only available in group chats and not in individual DMs. That said, let’s see how it works:

1. Open any Instagram group chat and tap the sticker icon in the lower right corner from the chat box. In the popup that appears, tap “Poll” to create a new Instagram poll in DMs.

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2. You will now see text boxes for add poll question and options to go with him. Tighten “create poll” after adding all relevant options to share the poll. After the poll is published, anyone in the group chat can tap the “Vote” button to vote. You can vote for him too.

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3. You will see the search options in a pop-up window. Choose the one you prefer and click the “Submit” button to vote in the poll. It is worth mentioning that you can vote for various options, and anyone in the chat can add more options to the poll.

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4. To see the respondents’ votes, all you need to do is tap on the poll option. You will see the list of members who voted for a specific option.

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Instagram Polls Alternative: Polls Go

If you want to create anonymous polls for Instagram, you can opt for a third-party service called Polls Go. It allows you to create polls and share a link to them in Stories or DMs to get responses. See how it works:

1. To create a new poll in Polls Go, visit website, name the poll and tap “Start”. On the next page, tap “Add your own question” to start a new poll.

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2. Now you must add the question and answers in the text boxes. Once you’re satisfied, tap “Done by adding questions” and copy the link using the “Copy link” button on the next page.

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3. You can paste the link in the group chat and ask members to vote. The answer is anonymous, so other people won’t know what you voted for.

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Instagram poll ideas

You can also use Instagram polls creatively to engage with your audience. Here are some Instagram poll ideas to get you started:

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You can use Instagram polls to create ‘Would you rather’ polls to get your audience’s opinion. For example, you could create a question like “Would you rather travel to the past or the future?” with past and future being both options.

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As the name suggests, you can use Instagram’s poll feature to ask your followers about their preferences. For example, you could create an Instagram poll asking “What is your favorite weather?” and add the stations in the poll.

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If you are a business owner, you can use Instagram polls to analyze interests in upcoming products. It’s as simple as creating a new poll, listing the products you plan to launch, and asking followers to vote for their favorite product.

common questions

Q: Can I create Instagram polls in private DMs?

No, the official Instagram polls sticker is limited to group chats at the moment. However, you can use sites like Polls Go or Opinion Stage to create custom polls and share the link in DMs. Another solution is to create a group chat with three members and remove the third member.

Q: Are Instagram polls multiple choice?

Yes, you can vote for various options in Instagram polls. Also, anyone can add options to the poll right now.

Q: Are Instagram searches anonymous?

No, Instagram polls are not anonymous and everyone in the group can see the poll results and who you voted for.

Search friends and followers with Instagram polls

Instagram was one of the few social media apps without a versatile search option until now. But it finally overhauled the poll option and also expanded it to group DMs. In fact, the update comes just a few months after Snapchat added the option to take surveys in the app. While it’s good to see Instagram working to beef up its poll option, the company still needs to work on improving the feature with additions like anonymous polls and option caps, to name a few. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if the Meta-owned platform plans to bring these improvements to Instagram polls in the future. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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