How to Create a Poll in Instagram Stories



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Instagram has launched a new feature, yet again! Now, you can interact with other ‘Grammers in a new way and get your followers’ input in just a few seconds with Story Polls.

You’ve probably seen these polls while browsing through Stories already. Instagram’s interactive poll sticker lets you ask a question and see results from your friends and followers as they vote. So, whether you’re trying to decide which flavor of donut to try or where you should book your next trip to, it’s easy to get your audience’s input via IG. Read along as we share how to use this new feature and some creative ways you can put it to use!

How to Create an Instagram Story Poll

When you go to post an Insta-Story, you can easily access the poll feature by clicking the button with the happy face on it (the sticker button) in the top right-hand corner.


From here you can start creating your poll by clicking the “poll” button towards the middle of your screen.


This is where you can get creative! You can ask your audience any question and give them to options for answers to vote on. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to just yes or no questions–you can customize your options and ask your followers about a coffee order or outfit choice…the options are endless!

Once you post your poll, your audience can immediately start interacting with your post and vote. As your followers start to respond, you can view their real-time results! In order to do this, just swipe up on your Story and you can see who selected which option.



Just like all other Insa-stories, this post will disappear after 24 hours. Plus, we think you’ll be happy to know that anyone and everyone can use this new feature (unlike IG’s swipe-up feature where users have to have at least 10k). So whether you have 10 followers or 10,000, you can use it!

Creative Ways to Use Instagram Story Polls

While this tool is a lot of fun, it can actually come in useful for businesses and brands. Here are a few suggestions:

For Bloggers

  1. 1

    What do you want to see next on the blog? {Life Update, Outfit Post}

  2. 2

    Do you want to see more collaborations on my blog? {Yes, No}

  3. 3

    If I do a giveaway, will you enter? {Yes, No}

For YouTubers

  1. 1

    What type of video do you want to see next? {Vlog, Tutorial}

  2. 2

    Which day do you prefer I post my videos? {Wed, Sat}

  3. 3

    If I did a meet in greet in LA, would you come? {Yes, No}

For Businesses

  1. 1

    What was your favorite product launch this month? {T-Shirt, Sweatshirt}

  2. 2

    We want to meet you! Will you be stopping by the shop today? {Yes, No}

  3. 3

    We are almost out of stock! Have you purchased ____ yet? {Yes, No}

Other Fun Ideas

  1. 1

    Which outfit should I wear today? {#1, #2}

  2. 2

    Which city should I travel to next? {LA, PHX}

  3. 3

    Should I have ice cream? {Yes, Yes} 😉

How will you be using this new feature? Let us know in the comments below! Also, be sure to give us a follow on Stumble Upon to keep up with our latest posts!