By Kathrina Ysabel Pineda
Have you ever been faced with a dilemma? Perhaps, a difficult situation in which a choice has to be made and you can’t make up your mind or can’t solve on your own? Well, Facebook has added a feature to its stories that you might find both fun and functional.
Facebook rolls out Polls for Facebook Messenger Stories. Users can now ask their viewers to pick between two alternatives, and ask for their insights. This update is Facebook’s sign of its continued investment in Messenger Stories.
For users to use polls, first they have to open the Facebook Messenger app. They can either upload a photo or video, or select one from their gallery.
Once they have selected the photo or video that they want, they can select polls from the available stickers on the upper right corner of Messenger app. The smiley represents the stickers, and from there you can choose polls among the others such as location, date, time, or emojis.
Upon selecting the poll, you can input the two alternatives that you would want others to choose from. Post your story, and let the magic happen.
When your friends pick between the two choices, polls will immediately give you the results. You can have the list of your friends who voted for one thing or the other. Your friends can also type in a response if they want on the space placed at the bottom.
Users have the choice to save the photos or videos that they put up as their stories on Messenger with the save button on the lower part of the screen.
Facebook has first released the poll feature on its main app, where users are given more choices. They can also put up the polls in their groups, as well as their pages.
Polls for FB Messenger Stories– for situations where there is just no clear easy choice.