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Feature Alert: Facebook Polls are back; with GIF and photo support

A refresh on an old feature? Well, Facebook Polls are back.

Facebook has experimented with polls in the past: the feature previously existed as far back as 2007 for advertisers and marketers and was available in Groups and Events for polling members/attendees. Like the later version of the poll feature, the new GIF-supported polls are not anonymous; your answers will be recorded and displayed for the poster to see, just like on Instagram.

How to Create A Facebook Poll

  1. To create one, just hit compose a post, or click on the “what’s on your mind” section.
  2. Below the text box will be a button that says “Poll,” as well as other options.
  3. Then you can type in your question in the text box with two options for answers. There’s no limit to how long your question can be, but your responses are limited to 25 characters.
  4. To add a photo or GIF, as your answer, hit the camera or GIF icon in the options line for responses.
  5. You can add a duration for how long you want your poll to be open, with options for one day, one week, custom, or never.
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The poll duration can also be customized, with options including 1 day, 1 week, never, and custom.

Again, polls can be utilized by either pages or individual profiles. Polls have been available to pages, though previously they could only be text-based.

This marks the first time GIF-based polls can be created by pages, besides a few limited tests.


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