Microblogging site Twitter has launched a 'polls' service last week, for its users across the world. The facility has been availed by many in the world and India.
While the website is known to be a source and platform for public opinion, users had to earlier tweet questions and track tweets and replies, tally favourites, retweets and hashtag votes. But, now, the website allows for a question to be posted, along with options, and you can cast your secret vote. The current service allows for a two-choice poll that remains live for 24 hours.
A few users in India including Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) and All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod), were quick to use the new feature and they created polls that gave rise to fun conversations, high engagement and interesting feedback. Over the next few days, Twitter is rolling out the ability to create polls on iOS, Android, and on the desktop at twitter.com.
Twitter is a widely used social media platform, available in more than 35 languages. The company claims to have more than 316 million monthly active users.