A while back Instagram introduced the ability for users to take polls via its Stories feature, where users could ask their followers/viewers a question followed by two options. This method of polling is rather binary as there are only two options available to users, but Instagram has since introduced a new feature called Emoji Sliders.

As you can see in the screenshots above, the emoji sliders are a new way of polling your followers. Basically instead of users having to choose between two options, they can then slide the emoji from left to right to indicate their interest. For example the screenshot polls users on their love for pizza, so instead of users choosing either between possible answers such as “a lot!” or “not so much”, the slider will let them choose something that might be more in between or possibly more accurate.

According to Instagram, “The emoji slider lets you ask more nuanced questions when you want to find out how your friends feel about something — like how 🔥 an artist’s new single is or how 🌶 they like their food. By choosing an emoji for your question, you also add a layer of emotional context that helps those answering understand your tone and answer accordingly.”

Users will be able to choose from a variety of emojis, such as Instagram suggestions of the most popular emojis, or from your library if you’re after something different.

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