How to Add More Than 2 Options to Your Instagram Polls

Instagram polls are a fantastic way to engage with your followers and gather their opinions and preferences. However, the default Poll sticker only allows you to add two options. But what if you want to include more choices? Don't worry, there are workarounds to add multiple options to your Instagram polls. Let's explore how you can do that.

Using the Quiz Sticker

One effective method to add more than two options to your Instagram poll is by using the Quiz sticker. Unlike the regular poll sticker, the Quiz sticker allows you to include up to four options. However, there's a catch – you need to select one correct answer because the Quiz sticker functions as a quiz and reveals the right answer after users make their selection.

To use the Quiz sticker:

  1. Create a story and click on the Sticker icon.
  2. Select the Quiz sticker from the available list of stickers.
  3. Add the title of your poll and type the poll answers. Initially, you'll only see space for two options, but don't worry. As you fill in the second option, the third and fourth options will appear. Tap on the right side of any option to mark it as the correct answer.
  4. Tap on Done or the checkmark icon to add the Quiz sticker to your story.

Using the Emoji Slider Sticker

Another option to add more than two options to your Instagram poll is by using the Emoji slider sticker. With this sticker, you can add multiple values at different intervals, allowing viewers to drag the slider to the position of their preferred option.

Here's how you can do it:

  1. Create an Instagram story by adding a picture or video.
  2. Tap on the Sticker icon at the top and choose the Emoji slider from the list.
  3. Customize the sticker's appearance, such as the reaction emoji and background color.
  4. Tap on Done and place the sticker in the desired location on your story.
  5. Use the Aa option to add the poll values and question to your story.

Using Quick Reactions

If you're looking to add more options to your Instagram poll, you can leverage the quick reactions feature. Instead of relying solely on the Poll sticker, you can add text to your story and ask people to react with a specific emoji. For example, if you're asking about preferred phone brands, you can use the Poll sticker for two options (e.g., Google and Apple) and include additional brands (e.g., Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus) using the text feature along with the required emoji.

Keep in mind that manually counting emoji reactions can be cumbersome if you have a large number of followers. However, this method works well if you have fewer followers.

Using a Combination of Poll and Emoji Slider Stickers

To add three or four answers to your poll in an easy way, you can combine the regular Poll sticker with the Emoji slider sticker. Add two options to the Poll sticker and include one or two additional options in the Emoji slider. Inform your audience that the extra options are in the Emoji slider by specifying the slider's position for each option (e.g., make emoji slider 50% for option 3 and 100% for option 4). You can view the results of both stickers in your story.


By following these methods, you can go beyond the limitations of the default Poll sticker and add more than two options to your Instagram polls. Experiment with different stickers and get creative to engage your followers and gather valuable insights. Remember, the best Instagram stories are the ones that showcase your creativity and make the most of the available features.