Open-ended questions now in Instagram Stories

Ever thought you aren’t interacting more on your Instagram account? Well, don’t worry because the Facebook owned company is planning on a very interactive new feature.
This feature will involve open-ended questions which can make you more interactive and fun among your followers.

Yes, you heard that right. Another day, another new Instagram feature. Clearly, Instagram is trying to cover each and every aspect of fun and entertainment among the users.

Earlier in Stories, there was a way to ask questions among your friends. But it was a simple a line question which had a poll kind of an answer. That is, it was more like a “Yes” or a “No” option.

Another trending feature was the sliding emoji sticker (or Slider Poll). With this, you can literally slide the emoji (which can be any emoji from the list) according to the level of liking to that particular story.

But even with all these interactive options, there was never an option to ask an open-ended question which can raise the level connectivity among the users and their followers.

What are these open-ended questions?

An open-ended question is designed to encourage a full, meaningful answer using the subject’s own knowledge or feelings. Open-ended questions tend to be more objective and less leading than closed-ended questions.
It is the opposite of a closed-ended question, which encourages a short or single-word answer.

Open-ended questions typically begin with words such as “Why” or “How“, or phrases such as “Tell me about…“, etc.
Often they are not technically a question, but a statement which implicitly asks for a response.

The ability to ask open-ended questions is very important in many vocations, including education, counselling, mediation, sales, investigative work and journalism.

Instagram’s Open-ended question feature –

Few days back, we had mentioned about the latest feature on Instagram, which was to add music to your stories. Click below to know more about this feature.

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Well, now you could enjoy a hearty response from your followers through a sticker which would be available in your usual stickers place. This sticker would be referred as “Questions” and it could be added on your stories much like any other sticker.

This feature was first noticed by a user who shared it with Android Police. With this feature you can ask your friends their opinion to your clothes, job status, philosophical thoughts, or to certain questions. It is definitely a very exciting feature.

There is no specific detail on how the answers would reach the users. It could either be dropped in your Direct Messages (DMs) like the usual stories-conversations, or it could be shown entirely as a bundle of stories or as a new tab altogether.

Is it Available to all?

Unfortunately, the answer would be a NO. It is currently available to just few users in Indonesia and Spain.

Instagram has not officially commented regarding this feature. But Instagram aims to add new features, especially like IGTV (see below), in order to make Instagram a dominant social media.
Thus this feature would be quite famous among the Story users, hence it could very much reach all the 1 billion users soon.

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Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha, commonly known as "nav", loves to read, play badminton, play the keyboard and sing but when she's not doing any of those, she loves to write. What started as a high school hobby to write is now her ongoing passion.

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