The reason why you might want to think twice before voting in an Instagram poll

Instagram users are enjoying playing around with a new feature which allows them to attach polls to their pictures.

The new feature, available within Instagram Stories, lets users poll their followers on important topics like whether to have a plain doughnut or one with sprinkles.

The poll works by adding a sticker to a picture in your Instagram Story, then anyone who views it can take part.

Being a creative bunch, the Instagram community has come up with some creative and important things to vote on.

There is one thing you need to know before you set up or, more importantly, vote in an Instagram poll.

Unlike Twitter polls, the voting is not anonymous.

The person who set up the poll gets notifications and a running tally of who has voted which way.

This has caused some perturbation among voters.

Some people are wondering what Instagram is up to.

Some are out there performing a valuable public service.

For others, though, polls are not even the main issue. They just want Instagram back how it used to be.

More in this Section

These signs in the UK have been changed to include Gotham City, Narnia and Middle Earth

This guy averaged the flag of every country to come up with one for the whole world

This intricate, multi-level marble run is an engineering marvel

The Snapper voted most iconic Dublin movie ever

Today's Stories

Fundraising bid for student Jack Oā€™Driscoll paralysed after fall in snow

Measles outbreak continues to grow as 25 cases identified

CAB raids on tech firm in Dublin

Half of FF TDs vote against Eighth referendum


New fatherā€™s life ā€˜changed foreverā€™ after he was run over by surgeon

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner