Now, you can conduct your own polls on Instagram Stories

Now, you can conduct your own polls on Instagram Stories

Like other Instagram Stories, polls disappear after 24 hours. Facebook Stories had gone off to a slow start, but this new integration should see more engagement on the relatively quiet feature of the social networking app.

The feature had been in testing with several merchants for the last few months, but it is now being expanded in the run-up to the festive gift-giving season.

After testing in Portugal last month, the option to syndicate Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories has now also appeared for US users.

Users can add a poll when adding a picture to their Instagram "story", and can see what their followers choose. Facebook has confirmed that this new feature is officially rolling out to the public, with the exception of businesses. "We are always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you", a Facebook spokesperson told the publication.

Facebook has been aggressively pushing Stories onto all of its platforms. Well, this is also one of the reasons for Facebook to allow direct posting of Instagram Stories on Facebook Stories.

Instagram's aim is to offer a fun, interactive tool that lets users ask friends and followers simple questions-about what they should wear, for example ("Should I wear this dress or these jeans?") or what to eat ("Should I finish this leftover pizza or cook some pasta?"). In the future, maybe Facebook would make it possible for users to post a Story on any one platform and share it directly on other platforms that its owns.

Critics are saying the same about the move to cross post Instagram Stories to Facebook.

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