Have a burning question for your most loyal Instagram followers? You might soon be able to ask them in your Stories.
Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature that would let users ask their followers open-ended questions from within their Stories, according to a user who says they’re part of the test.
The feature, first reported by Android Police, adds a new “question” sticker in the same menu where you can add GIFs, polls, music, and other add-ons to your Story. You can then ask an open-ended question for your followers who are prompted to “type something,” in response to the question.
It appears to be just a small test for now, and it’s unclear if or when the feature could launch more widely.
But people have turned to third-party apps in the past in order to solicit feedback from their followers. Anonymous question app Sarahah went viral last year in part because users were linking to their accounts from their Instagram Stories, often with a request for anonymous feedback.
It’s not clear if Instagram’s question feature would also be anonymous. If it is, that might help differentiate it from the app’s existing feedback tools — the polling and emoji slider feature — which are not anonymous.
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