Facebook Rolls Out A New Polling Feature For Users

 Facebook’s News Feed Receives An Update

This past month, Facebook acquired the popular smartphone app TBH. For those who don’t know, TBH is a popular app that allows its users to create polls and send anonymous compliments to one another. Shortly after this acquisition, Facebook announced that Instagram Stories would receive a polling feature. Now, it looks like Facebook’s News Feed has also received a similar update.

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Facebook has rolled out a new poll feature for its News Feed. Dubbed “Facebook Polls,” this new feature allows users to create polls and post them for all their friends to see. In addition to this, they can also choose to replace the standard text responses with gifs instead. What’s great about this new poll feature is that you can customize the length of time the poll is active.

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Example of the new Facebook poll feature.

However, there are a few downsides to the feature.

  • Only Allows Two Responses

Only two responses? Facebook, you can do better. This is a downgrade compared to polls on other social media platforms such as Twitter (which has a maximum of four responses).

  • Facebook Polls Is Not Available For Pages

Getting Facebook features that both personal accounts and pages can use has been a continuing problem for the social media platform. Hopefully, Facebook is working on making polls available to pages, as brands and businesses would find this highly useful.

  • Poll Votes Aren’t Anonymous

Poll votes not being anonymous is a common poll problem among social media platforms. With this new Facebook feature, the person who created the poll, as well as anyone who votes, can all see who voted for what.

Prior to the release of this Facebook feature, it was tested for a few months on a small group of users.

So how do you feel about this new Facebook feature? Will you be adding gifs to your future polls? Let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this post.

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