Engagement is one of the key functions of social media, and now Google Plus has another tool to help with that. The new Google Plus poll widget allows users to solicit feedback from followers by asking a question and giving five answer choices, with the results displayed in a bar graph.
Polling via social media is nothing new. But Facebook's elimination of its poll feature in 2012 sparked complaints from users and gave Google Plus an opening to roll out its own polling capabilities. The Google Plus poll widget is available through the web and on Android devices, and an iOs version will be available soon.