Starting today, any Twitter user will be able to poll their followers. As is characteristic, CEO Jack Dorsey announced the update in a tweet.

Polls will be available on Twitter’s web app as well as in Android and iOS apps.

The company first announced its polling feature a little over a week ago and made it available to a select few. Now, all users will be able to ask their followers a question and give them two answers to choose from. The polling feature appears at the bottom of the window used to a compose a tweet, among other media options.

The social feed has toyed with polls before, working with companies and media outlets to create polls for special events. Users have also been able to tweet a question and tally responses. The new polling feature makes this process easier, of course, and offers broader reach. It also gives users one more way to engage with the platform, something Twitter is eager to see happen.


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