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Instagram’s emoji slider is a new way to poll your friends

Instagram’s emoji slider is a new way to poll your friends

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Instagram has announced a new variation of its polling sticker for Stories: now there’s an emoji slider that lets you ask and answer questions with an animated emoji on a sliding scale.

The sliding scale allows users to ask people “how” instead of simply picking between two options, using an emoji of choices to add context to the question. For example, you could have a slider to ask how 🔥 an artist’s new single is or how 🌶️ friends like their food. The emoji will animate as you drag it up or down the scale, and you can check in on how individual friends answered as well as see the overall average of all responses.

To add an emoji slider sticker in your Instagram story, choose one from the sticker tray (where you find other options like poll and location) after you take a photo or video. Then place it, write out a question, and choose the emoji you’d like to use. (Instagram says you can use “almost any emoji from your library.”)

Instagram’s emoji slider should be available as part of the latest Instagram update for Android and iOS.