How to add a quiz to your Instagram story and customise it for your followers to answer

ShutterstockIt’s easy to add quizzes to your Instagram stories.

  • You can add a quiz to your Instagram story using a special quiz sticker, which is available to everyone.
  • Once to add a quiz to your Instagram story, viewers will be able to answer your question, and you’ll see their answers.
  • You can type your own quiz question, or let Instagram suggest one to you.
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If you use Instagram enough, you’re probably familiar with the little quizzes that people put up on their Instagram Stories.

People use these quizzes for a wide variety of things – some use them to quiz friends on their opinions, and some use them to ask for fashion advice. There are countless uses.

However, if you’ve never used one before, you may be confused when trying to set it up. That’s because a quiz isn’t a different type of story you post – it’s just a sticker you add to a story before you post it.

When you add one of Instagram’s specialised quiz stickers to your story, you can check the answer data later, and you can look at the viewers list to see what other people have said.

If you want to give it a try and add a quiz to your next Instagram story, here’s how to do it using the Instagram app for iPhone and Android.

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How to add a quiz to your Instagram story

1. Open the Instagram app and tap your story icon in the top-left corner to add a new story.

Add quiz on instagramMelanie Weir/Business InsiderOpen Instagram and tap the ‘Your Story’ button.

2. Take a picture or video like you normally would, or cover your camera so your picture is entirely black.

3. Tap the sticker button in the top-right – it looks like a square with a smiley face inside of it.

How to add a quiz on Instagram   2Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTake a picture to add to your story, then tap the sticker button in the top right corner.

4. In the sticker menu, scroll down until you find the one that says “Quiz” and tap it.

How to add a quiz on Instagram   3Melanie Weir/Business InsiderScroll down and tap the quiz sticker.

5. Type your question and your answers into the appropriate fields.

To randomize the question, tap the dice icon above your keyboard.

Once you type two answers, the option to add another will appear. You can have up to four options.

To select the correct answer, tap the corresponding letter. It should turn green when you do.

You can also tap the colour wheel above the sticker to change the sticker’s colour.

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderType your question and answers, and choose one to be the correct answer.

6. When you’re finished, tap “Done” in the top-right corner.

7. Move the sticker to a spot you like on the screen. You might want to move it away from your face, for example.

8. When you’re satisfied with how your quiz looks, post it to your story by tapping the “Your story” button in the bottom-left. If you only want your list of close friends to see it, tap “Close Friends” directly next to that instead.

How to add a quiz on Instagram   5Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘Your Story’ to post to your story, or ‘Close Friends’ to post so only those on that list can see it.

9. To see the results of your quiz, just tap “Your story” again on the homepage, and when you reach your quiz, swipe up. You’ll be able to see who’s viewed and answered, what they have said, and what the most popular answers are.

How to add a quiz on Instagram   6Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTo view your quiz results, swipe up on the quiz in your story.
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