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People Didn't Know That Their Instagram Polls Weren't Anonymous And It's A Total Mess

"I CAN NOW SEE ALL MY H8ERS."

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If you didn't know, you can now add a poll to your Instagram stories.

i made a friend pls vote for him on my instagram poll @ kristanicolie

Obviously, the feature will provide INVALUABLE intel to those who most need it.

i wanna know why every guy on instagram is making a poll asking if they’re cute or not

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Your vote is not anonymous.

Oh god you can see exactly who voted what on Instagram polls

One EXTREMELY CRUCIAL thing to know about Instagram's new poll feature. Votes are NOT ANONYMOUS.

A lot of people didn't find out until it was too late.

i didn't know instagram told you what people voted on your stories and i've just been messing with people oops

if hate the Instagram polls they can see what you fucking voted for 😤 sum bitch but am i ugly and I put yes wtf 😤

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Today I voted in that Tripp guys Instagram story. He asked if he inspired me to "create my dreams" and I said no. H… https://t.co/oZH7j7MUm3

@rileyjo_th I totally thought they were anonymous & voted to see the results. Haha oops 🙈

Why are you doing this, Insta???? they're asking.

um @Brandonwoelfel whY ARENT U SUPPORTING MY DREAMS 😩😩😩

People were exposed. "So I know which of ye fuckers say I can't rock purple," this person tweeted. "Liars."

P.S.A, if you answer a poll on Instagram the user can see what you voted for. So I know which of ye fuckers say I can't rock purple. Liars

"ARE U SERIOUS??" one person said, in response to a tweet about the exposure.

@GigiHadidFan ARE U SERIOUS?? ALL OF MY RELATIVES IN CROATIA HAS BEEN POSTING THEM ALL DAY AND I'VE BEEN SO FUCKING… https://t.co/fUnYqTsQCQ

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THERE WAS A LOT OF CAPITALIZED CONFUSION.

I DIDNT KNOW PPL COULD SEE YOUR ANSWERS FOR THE INSTAGRAM POLLS FML

We simply do not want to be shamed for weighing in on controversial subjects (like this one below).

Why does Instagram tell the person what you voted in their poll, I wish to choose hotdogs or legs in PEACE

Even KIDS have been apparently affected by the exposure...

My niece made me test out if instagram polls tells people what you voted bc she voted yes on her 'enemy' asking "am I ugly" 😹 I love kids

People overwhelmingly don't want to have sex with @fruitdudedemonn?

meilleure mise à jour de tout les temps @instagram

Sad.

When you put up a poll looking for some support on your daily Instagram video and not even your best friend believe… https://t.co/ptBSav8Bcj

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"I have done some damage," this person concluded.

oooooooo boy apparently your answers on the Instagram story polls are revealed to the person, I have done some damage

Others were apparently energized by the disclosure, as it provided them with CLEAR EVIDENCE OF THOSE WHO ARE H8TING ON THEM.

So instagram added a new poll feature but u can literally see who votes what answer. I CAN NOW SEE ALL MY H8ERS.

Just did a poll on instagram. Not sure how I feel about seeing people’s answers. Those that said no to seeing my wedding photos. I see you 👀

This person seems to be embracing the newfound power.

Im never gonna go past a poll on someone’s Instagram story without voting, obviously you should get your nose pierced jane

So sorry @BerminghamPhil1...

Literally after voting on every single Instagram poll this morning only to find out they can see what you voted,thought it was like twitter😫

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You all are caught.

Yalll I thought the Instagram poll didn’t tell the user who voted omg I’ve been roasting ppl all on their polls 💀an… https://t.co/kr2k2kXRKn

BYE.

scarlet i’ve been voting yes and no on peoples instagram polls not realising they can see i voted and what i voted, BYE

Oh man.

Ah feel bad I didn't know ur name comes up on them votes on Instagram and I voted some girl uglier than her friend, Soz X

This person immediately issued an apology.

just want to say that I didn't know IG polls were interactive last night and I accidentally clicked a couple pretty mean no's and I am sorry

THE "POLE" IS DANGEROUS.

OH MY GOSH I DIDNT KNOW PEOPLE COULD SEE WHAT I VOTED ON THEIR INSTAGRAM POLE 💀💀💀

In short:

This new instagram poll things gonna cause so many arguments

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Remy Smidt at remy.smidt@buzzfeed.com.

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