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Instagram Introduces Emoji Slider

By piranha

11th May 2018

Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social media networks in the world, with 800 million people using it each month.

The photo sharing app has just introduced a brand-new feature to the platform; the Emoji Slider.

The feature can be used to ask your followers what they really think about something on your Stories, whether it’s how delicious your meal looks, or how much they like your new outfit.

Instead of getting a simple yes or no response, people can now give their answer by dragging the slider left or right until they find the most appropriate emoji on the scale.

In a blog post, Instagram said; “The emoji slider lets you ask more nuanced questions when you want to find out how your friends feel about something.”

“By choosing an emoji for your question, you also add a layer of emotional context that helps those answering understand your tone and answer accordingly.”

They have suggested asking questions like “how much do you like pizza?” or “how spicy do you like your food?”

And if you aren’t sure about how to use the feature, they have provided the following useful advice.

“When you see an emoji slider in a story, just drag the emoji to the left or right and watch it animate as you make your decision. Release the emoji to set your response, and you’ll see the current average of how others have responded so far.”

“Whether you’re looking for input or just want to see who’s around, interactive tools like the poll sticker and emoji slider help you get closer with your friends and followers.”

If you don’t seem to have access to the Emoji Slider, make sure your app is updated to version 44 using the Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Have you used Instagram’s new Emoji Slider? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook!

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