Although Twitter has been testing the new “poll” feature on its platform in open for quiet a while now, it still lacked an official launch. Stepping forward on that part, Twitter today made an official announcement for the launch of polls and hereafter will let you to make polls for the world to answer with either yes or no.
The new option will soon appear in a new tweet-composing interface, which Twitter also debuted during its Flight Developer Conference yesterday night. The poll will have the ability to last as long as 24 hours. After the 24-hour voting period is up, everyone who participated will get a push notification informing them of the final result.
Introduction of polls by Twitter might simply be considered as a move to sway away from the stagnant tweeting interface that the platform has been offering since long. This move might get successful in luring back the users to platform more often.
On the management part, Twitter had its CEO replaced with Jack Dorsey commanding over the new post. Post the change, Twitter has planned to lay off around 10 percent of its workforce to have a better control over the team. It’s good to see Twitter balancing on all the parts, that might bring some happiness to investors who were seen to be little disgruntled earlier.
Todd Sherman, product manager on Polls, said –
Previously, we’ve offered a few ways to participate in polls — Tweeting questions and tracking replies, tallying hashtag votes, or asking followers to favorite or Retweet to vote.
Now, you’ll be able to create your own two-choice poll right from the compose box and it will remain live for 24 hours. You can vote on any poll, and how you voted is not shared publicly. When the poll closes, we’ll send a push notification to everyone who participated to check out the final results.
Over the next few days, Twitter will be rolling out the ability to create polls on iOS, Android, and on desktop at Twitter.