Twitter has become known as the source of feedback on just-breaking stories — as well as an informal polling mechanism among users.
Twitter wants to stoke that aspect of the social site.
“In the coming days, everyone will be able to create polls on Twitter,” the company noted in a blog post. “And, with just a couple of taps, people can weigh in on all the topics they care about.”
It looks like Twitter would like to try a little poll dancing — to get more of those quickie polls up and running.
“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,” Twitter noted. “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.”
Twitter is now rolling out this new poll creation option on iOS, Android, and on desktop at twitter.com. Users should look for the poll icon in the compose box to know they’re good to go with polls of their own.