LinkedIn Shall Be Terminating Its Poll Feature, On May 15th.
Seems there some unfortunate news for those who use to run polls on LinkedIn, as the professional business social networking site shall be removing the capability for user to create them in the next couple of coming months. The company commented that its LinkedIn Polls in Groups will be retired on May 15, and all of the data will be related to polls will be removed.
Polls were originally introduced to groups during December 2011 as ” a simple way to unlock the insights of members of the group”, but the feature is being terminated as a part of an ongoing efforts to provide “a simple and efficient experience to LinkedIn users, as a notice goes on to explains:
We’re continuously evaluating how our current products and features are used, and seeking new ways to focus our resources on building the best products. This sometimes results in the retirement of certain features.
This wouldn’t be the first time that LinkdIn has put a polling feature out of commission. The company had retired its general polling application, which allowed there user to create and run a poll among their own follower, during the end of June last year, but it allowed to poll to continue existing within groups, until now that is.
Luckily, there are plenty of third-party services that help fill in this void, such as Wedgies and Voice. the advantage of using this third-party applications tool like these are that they can be utilized on a far range of social media and embedded on websites, which give them an amazing potential to gain greater exposure and provide more responses.