Twitter has introduced the ability for some users to create polls within its mobile app and desktop site during a significant feature trial.
The polling feature, which takes the form of a two-option choice, has been rolled out to Twitter staffers and certain – but not all – verified accounts.
The feature works natively and is embedded into the tweet itself. It is not compatible with third-party apps or clients such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck.
Twitter has released a standard statement confirming the experiment but not elaborating on whether polls will be introduced for all users or permanently.
All users can participate in a poll, but just a few can create them. At the moment, it appears the polls have a lifespan of 24 hours, and tweeters are informed of how long is left to vote, and how many people have voted – as well as the results in percentage.
For those who have access to the feature, a poll can be created by clicking on a small piechart in the right hand corner when drafting a tweet.
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