Social media is going crazy after many are claiming Instagram has introduced a new anonymous questions story feature – but is it true?
Instagram has many great story features, from being able to add your location, to GIFs, charity donation links, music and even a countdown to your next big holiday or event.
But one of Instagram’s best features is the ability to ask your followers questions. This is a very useful tool for big influencers who like to gain feedback about their content from their fans, but also it’s a great feature if you just want to be nosy and find out a little more about the people who follow you.
And now, many are claiming that Instagram has introduced the ability to answer questions anonymously.
So, how do you ask anonymous questions on Instagram?
What is Instagram’s questions feature?
In 2018, Instagram introduced its exciting new questions feature. This allowed users to post a question onto their Instagram story and allow their followers to respond and answer it. Then, you can also post their responses onto your Instagram Story too if you wish.
However, there’s one problem with the questions feature, and that is that the responses all have the Instagram account name on them. So if you wish to answer someone’s question anonymously, that isn’t possible.
But over the past few days, Instagram users have been claiming there is a new anonymous story feature – is it true?
How to do anonymous questions on Instagram
Many people have been extremely happy as they thought that Instagram had finally introduced anonymous stories. But unfortunately, I hate to break it to you but this isn’t true.
The trend started on TikTok where people began to insert text inside the usual questions box that says something along the lines of “your responses will be anonymous”.
This makes it look very real, and it’s not surprising that a lot of people fell for it as a new feature. But unfortunately, it was just a TikTok joke which led to many people being tricked and answering questions which they thought would be anonymous.
Try using an App called Tellonym to ask anonymous questions
But all hope is not lost, here is a way to do anonymous questions on Instagram despite the story feature not actually being real.
If you do want to ask anonymous questions then you could try using an external app.
Tellonym is available on iOS and Android App Stories and allows you to ask questions to your friends.
The App can also be synced with Instagram, so it acts like an anonymous story feature.
How to ask questions on Instagram
- Open the Instagram App and click on ‘Your Story’ at the top of your homepage to add an Instagram Story.
- Take or upload a photo to your Story.
- At the top of the screen there are five buttons to press. Click on the third one along, a picture of a smiley face in a square.
- Click on the ‘questions’ option.
- Type in the question you want to ask your followers.
- Post to your Instagram story.
- Now your followers will be able to respond to your Story. And remember, their answers won’t be anonymous!