Instagram announced on Thursday (10) the slidable emoji feature for Stories. The new sticker allows the user to ask questions in their stories and offer followers the option of expressing their opinion in a bar according to the "intensity" of the face.
To do this, simply insert the sticker on the post and choose the emoji that best suits the poll. Whoever views your Stories can drag the sticker along a line to the left or to the right, in order to express their opinion on the question.
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"Sliding Emoji": new Instagram Stories sticker allows you to respond to polls with an intense opinion Photo: Divulgao / Instagram
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The new function is available in version 44 of the application, and is expected to be released today for Android phones and iPhone (iOS). According to Instagram, the goal of the novelty is to provide an emotional context to increase the profile interaction with followers and make survey responses more interactive.
The sliding emoji is located in the stickers section of Instagram Stories, next to the poll feature. After inserting the new sticker, the user can type the question in the text field above the intensity line, and configure the color of the rectangle in the background. To select the most suitable face for the poll, Instagram gives you the option to choose from the most used ones in the app, or select a specific one from your own emoji library.
Sliding Emoji shows animations when answering the question Photo: Reproduction / Anna Kellen Bull
When responding with the sliding emoji, the chosen face increases as it slides to the right, and decreases when dragged to the left. When the user confirms the answer, the emoji goes up the screen until it disappears.
After publishing the story, it is possible to check the interactions of the followers in a similar way to the poll sticker. Just see who viewed the post to know the average response from friends and find out the intensity chosen by each of them.
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