Following in the footsteps of anonymous feedback application Sarahah, a new social application called Polly is taking Snapchat by storm. The social polling app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms.
With Polly, users can create polls from scratch or browse stock questions that allow them to add their own responses. Once users create a poll within the app, they’re shown a video tutorial explaining how to attach the poll to a Snap in Snapchat, and they can tap a button to quickly launch the Snapchat app so they can share the poll.
Users can also share polls on other networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. Finally, users can create new polls on the Polly website.
Once a poll is shared, other users can respond anonymously, and the creator can view the results back in the Polly app.
Polly launched in stealth in August, as part of Y Combinator‘s summer 2017 batch. It’s quickly become popular among teens, with CEO Ranidu Lankage telling Social Pro Daily in an email that the app had 100 million votes and over 20 million users in the past month. More than 5 million polls have been created so far, and 99 percent of Polly’s users are teens.
In addition to being a casual social tool, Lankage said Polly can also be used to gather opinions about popular brands. For instance, Polly received thousands of responses from teens on some of its own polls related to topics such as breakfast cereals and Starbucks drinks. Brands can also create their own polls to gather feedback from consumers.
Polly is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. In the U.S., the app is currently No. 107 on the top free iPhone apps chart, and No. 19 on the top social networking apps chart.