How do I create a poll in a direct message on Instagram?
This feature may be unavailable in Japan and for countries located in Europe.
You can create a poll in a direct message on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone to ask a question with custom answers and see how people vote.
Create a poll in a direct message
If you've upgraded to Messenger features on Instagram, you can create a poll in a group chat that includes 3 or more Instagram and Facebook accounts.
To create a poll in a group chat with 3 or more people:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap a group name from your Chats list to open the conversation.
  3. Tap , then tap Poll.
  4. Enter your question and answers, then tap Create Poll.
While the poll is still active, you can tap View Poll to change your vote or add options to the poll. Note that anyone in the group chat can also add options to the poll or change their vote.
See how people voted on your poll
To see how people voted on your poll in a group chat:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap the conversation where you sent the poll.
  3. You can see how someone voted below the poll you sent.
Add a poll sticker to your photo or video in a direct message
You can add a custom poll sticker to a photo or video you share in a direct message. To add a poll sticker to a photo or video in a direct message:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap send or messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap a username or group name to open the conversation. You can also start a new conversation by tapping in the top right and selecting people you want to message.
  3. Open the camera and take a photo or video.
  4. Tap , then tap Poll.
  5. Enter your question and answers, then tap Done. You can also move or resize the poll sticker.
  6. Tap Send.
Keep in mind that people can't vote by tapping a poll sticker added to photos or videos shared in a direct message. They will need to reply below the photo or video in the chat with the option they choose.
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