An Extremely Important Public Service Announcement: Instagram Polls Are Not Anonymous

Just look at all those not-anonymous names. Photo: Instagram

Earlier this week, Instagram rolled out a polls feature for Instagram Stories. Now users can ask their followers to answer questions and they’ll be able to see the results in real time. Pizza or pasta? Brooklyn or Manhattan? Should I wear these jeans or are these the most unflattering pants you’ve ever seen? It’s a little like Twitter, which has had a polls feature for several years. It’s a little like Twitter except in the one very big way it’s not like Twitter: Instagram poll results are not anonymous. If you vote in your friend’s poll, they will know exactly who you are and what you voted for.

Once more for the people in the back: Instagram polls are not anonymous.

PSA: Instagram Poll Results Are NOT Anonymous