Instagram’s Emoji Slider Sticker Added a New Element to Polling Friends and Followers

Users who respond will see the current average of all answers

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Instagram users now have a new way to solicit opinions from their friends and followers.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network introduced its emoji slider sticker, which enables users to ask questions that their friends and followers can answer by using a sliding scale.

Instagram said in a blog post, “To add an emoji slider sticker to your Story, select it from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video. Place it anywhere you’d like and write out your question. Then, set the emoji that best matches your question’s mood. You can pick from a few of the most popular emoji, or choose almost any emoji from your library if you have something specific in mind. Like with the poll sticker, friends and followers will be able to respond to your slider as soon as you’ve shared it.”

When users see emoji slider stickers in Stories, they can drag the emoji left or right to cast their vote and watch it animate. When the emoji is released to share their response, they will see the current average of all responses to the question.

The poll sticker was released last October.

More information on the emoji slider sticker is available here. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.