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Instagram might soon let you ask questions in your Stories

Soon you'll be able to ask open-ended questions in your Stories

  • Published: July 2, 2018 1:21 PM IST
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Instagram is on a roll. The photo-sharing app is constantly adding new features both big and small to keep its content fresh. The company recently launched its IGTV format for creators and added ability to add music to Stories. Now it is further expanding the list by giving users the option to ask open-ended questions within their Stories.

While the option to ask questions in Stories is already there, it is limited to getting a response in a Yes and No poll or an emoji slider. However, the new feature spotted by Android Police, will allow users to ask open-ended questions in their Story itself. Viewers who look at the post, will get a text box under the question, where they can type-in their response.

At the moment, Instagram allows users to respond to a Story by sending a direct message to the uploader. These messages could be about anything and don’t necessarily have to be in context with the post. However, the new feature will have focus around the Story and something specific to what the uploader wants to know.

There are plenty of other details that haven’t been mentioned yet. For example, we still don’t know if the responses will be stacked with the other direct messages or will there be another tab for it. We also don’t know how one will be able to add a question to the Story. But we suspect it to be next to the poll and emoji slider options in the app. Instagram still seems to be testing the feature, so it might be a while till we get to see questions in Stories.

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Looking at its popularity, Instagram is constantly updating Stories with new feature and tools. Only a few days ago, the app added the ability to add a music track to Stories. Now users can click on the new music sticker and browse through thousands of songs and choose the right one to play in their posts. The feature according to Instagram will help users express better.

  • Published Date: July 2, 2018 1:21 PM IST