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Twitter is letting you create and vote on polls about anything

The days of asking your Twitter followers to "fav or retweet" to express binary preferences are soon to end. Twitter is now implementing official support for polls, giving you a native way to find out whether dogs are better than cats or let the world know that they aren't. You can create your own poll from a new option that will soon appear in the tweet-composing interface.

Polls will remain live for 24 hours, and at this point are restricted to two choices. After the 24-hour voting period is up, everyone who participated will get a push notification informing them of the final result. Voting is anonymous, and any user can vote on any poll.

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Twitter says it's rolling out the poll feature over the next few days across iOS, Android, and the web on desktop. Polls are Twitter's first significant product tweak since the new Moments tab, but whereas that feature aims to ensnare new users, official poll support sounds like a neat improvement for those already using the service.