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04 October 2017, 12:29 | Ruben Fields
Instagram's new Stories sticker is all about polls
The app added a new type of interactive sticker that allows users to add polls to their Stories, as well as new "color picker" and alignment tools. Once you have a photo or video added to your story you can use the eye-dropper tool to the left of the color options to choose a color from that photo or video that you wish to use for your text. If you create a poll, you'll be able to see how many votes each option received, along with the choice each voter made.
Instagram is also adding two new tools to enhance Story creation. The app got an update Tuesday the details of which Instagram revealed in a blog post. After you've taken a photo or video for your story, select the "poll" sticker and place it anywhere you'd like - you can write out your own question and even customize the poll choices. All polls and results disappear after 24 hours, just like everything else posted to Stories. A new "color picker", which makes it easier to draw with specific colors, and an alignment tool that makes it easier to see how stickers and text are positioned.
It's all about Stories; the feature has been hitting all the right chords since it was launched by Instagram in 2016.
These updates have been rolled out today as part of Instagram version 17. First, there is a new color picker for text and brushes.
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