Twitter Introduces Polling Feature

Twitter has introduced a new feature to a certain amount of verified users (including Interact-IT) that allows polls to be created within the mobile app and on desktop (However we haven’t seen any of these polls on the desktop version).

This feature comes in the form of a two-choice poll, offering a new way to generate interaction between yourself and your followers.  The poll is generated inside the tweet and lasts for around 24 hours.

If you have the ability to create a poll, you will see the little pie chart at the bottom when you are drafting a tweet.  Click this and you will be asked to ‘write a question’.  There will then be two options for the answers that will be generated along with your question.  This then prompts your Twitter followers to interact with your post and provides feedback to you inside your Twitter platform.

This can be a great way to generate interest and feedback on any of your features and offers an easy way to get information back from your audience.

So far, the reaction has been mostly positive, and the polls have proved to be good for brand engagement and follower interaction with many people participating with a high level of retweets.

One of the drawbacks to this new poll feature is the lack of third party support.  Polls are only available on the native Twitter platform and are not currently supported by third-party applications such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck.

What do you think of the new Twitter polls? Please let us know by tweeting us on the right.

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