A few months ago Instagram released the poll feature and I became immediately obsessed with using it. It really is a great way to engage with your audience and get their input on different things. If you’re not already using this feature, you definitely need to consider it. In this post, you’ll find out how exactly to create a poll on Instagram Stories + 3 reasons you should be utilizing polls on Instagram Stories.
How to Create a Poll on Instagram Stories
Step 1: Open Stories App and select a photo to upload
First things first, you’ve got to open the Stories app. Then you’ll select a photo to upload.
Step 2: Click on the Stickers Button
Once you’ve gotten to the stickers section, you’ll see a poll option on the second row. Select the poll and then type in your question. You can even customize the two answer boxes.
3 Reasons You Should Be Utilizing Polls on Instagram Stories
1. Figure out what your audience wants to see from you
One of my favorite ways to use this feature is to survey my audience and figure out what they want to see from me. This really helps me serve my audience in the best way possible and always put out content that they’re excited for.
2. To better connect with your audience
Polling your audience allows them to better connect with you and I have found that I receive more direct messages on Instagram when I use the polls feature.
Related: How to Use Instagram Captions to Attract Your Target Audience
3. To spice up your Stories
People have relatively short attention spans so throwing in a poll every so often will help spice things up a little bit. I also like to add in hashtags, emojis, and other fun stickers to make my stories more interesting and entertaining for my followers.
Have you used the Instagram poll feature yet? If so, have you found it useful for your blog or business? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.