Back in September Google acquired Polar, a startup dedicated to polling. At the time it was revealed that the team would be joining Google+ in order to help “make G+ even more awesome” (Google’s words). It wasn’t exactly clear how the team might contribute, though it seemed obvious it would have something to do with polls. With this in mind, Google’s Dennis Troper has announced that a new polling feature is rolling out to Google+.
In usual Google fashion, it may take a few days before the option is fully rolled out to the web and Android versions of G+, but once it is available, you’ll see an option for creating a poll anytime you make a new post. The polls will allow up to five questions and can be complimented with photos to “make them beautiful and engaging.” There also appears to be a few different layout options as well.
While this isn’t exactly a massive feature, it could be useful for those wanting to see what other G+-ers think about various topics and could be particularly useful for businesses looking to engage their audience in a new way. What do you think, like the idea of Google+ polls or not?