Polls feature

Facebook adds a new GIF-supported polls feature to News Feed


Polls check lots of social media manager boxes like “engagement,” “feedback” and “traffic lift.” With all those buzzwords, it’s really a marvel that Facebook hadn’t yet pilfered, I mean borrowed, the concept from poll-crazy rival Twitter. Expect to see them all over in your feeds from currently on, however, as Facebook has launched Polls globally on iOS, android and also the web. starting today, you will be add surveys on any silly topic you like and add GIFs and photos to create them pop.


To create one, you open Facebook and click on on the “what’s on your mind” text box, and a new “Polls” icon choice can appear. Click on it, and then enter your question into the status box labeled “ask a question.” Then, you {can|you’ll|you’ll be able to} can fill within the question with no character limit, and add 2, and only 2, responses, every restricted to twenty five characters. you’ll then add your own pictures or GIFs to add some life to your survey.


Facebook has used polls in Instagram Stories and messenger over the last year, and recently acquired “positive polling” app “tbh.” However, “for the past several years there is been no one way for both people and Pages to simply poll friends and fans,” it notes.


It’s not clear why Facebook apparently only provides you 2 polling response choices, unlike Twitter that has a maximum of 4. deciding by the pictures above, Facebook needs to the poll to be a lot of image-oriented than Twitter’s and also the layout on mobile lends itself better to 2 responses.


While it appears Facebook is coming late to this party, it’s hard to second-guess their strategy given their blockbuster income statement in the week. It promised to sacrifice profits within the future in favor of higher security, but speaking of polls, 2 around Facebook are pretty interesting. In Sep, 54 % of respondents believed Russian posts on social media influenced the 2016 election, and in another from 2 days past, 79 % of Trump’s voters said they don’t care.


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