September 22, 2021
Facebook GIF poll

Facebook GIF Poll Testing Begins

A new Facebook GIF poll option is now available to some users in an apparent test trial, adding yet another option to users’ posts…

Ready to send out a Facebook GIF poll? The social behemoth is currently running a test to gauge if its users are open to such an option. The feature works nearly identical to traditional polls. But now, poll respondents can vote with a GIF, rather than being limited to plain text.

Facebook GIF Poll Testing Spotted

In the test phase, the poll creator selects the animations, so it does not relinquish control to others. Those with access can try the new Facebook GIF poll but it’s important to note, there are just two voting options at this time.

To start a new GIF poll, simply open the mobile app or go to the desktop site. Then, open the Status update field and scroll down to “Poll.” Next, choose two GIFs and add a caption, if desired. Ask a binary question and select the voting time length. Click or tap post and that’s it.

Facebook GIF poll mobile

Facebook did limit its poll feature to Pages previously. And, those were strictly text-based. Now, it appears the company might roll it out to all users, The Next Web speculates.

This is yet another sign the social network continues to fight context collapse. (A phenomenon which includes longer user engagement times but sharing less original content.) Since this isn’t available to all, it’s possible it won’t roll out to all users. But, it could also become a permanent addition.

Owen E. Richason IV

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