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The feature had been in testing with several merchants for the last few months, but it is now being expanded in the run-up to the festive gift-giving season.
Instagram did mention that votes would be public when it announced the feature on its blog and in the app. "We're always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you" as told by a Facebook spokesperson.
Google reportedly working on Echo Show competitor
Unveiled in May, the $229.99 device sports a 7-inch touch screen and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. In the meantime, the smart home market has their eyes set on Amazon , which is why Google has a lot to catch up on.
After testing in Portugal last month, the option to syndicate Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories has now also appeared for US users. Facebook's own Stories feature has been slower to take off. This increasing interoperability between Facebook and Instagram may worry those at Snapchat, as user growth has been dropping over the last few months.
The only exception is businesses as they now do not have access to Facebook stories. If you don't already have the option in your Instagram app, you will soon.
Along with a poll feature in stories, Instagram also has included a new color picker to use on text and brushes, and an alignment tool to help make your stories more attractive for your followers. Or, you can just go for the option to simply answer if the story doesn't require explanation.
You will then see an option that allows you to switch on the "Shre your story to Instagram" option.