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Ask Me A Question Ideas For Instagram Stories

Need a fresh set of ideas for your Ask me a Question Instagram Stories? Look no further, as we give you a list of the most creative and engaging formats.

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Julia Cohen
Posted 4 months ago
Gamification is quickly becoming one of the best ways to connect with your Instagram audience and make the platform more interactive and entertaining. Instagram’s ‘Questions’ features is a great way to capitalize on this fact.
In short, the ‘Questions’ feature allows users to ask their followers questions and receive quick, concise answers in return. Not only does this give your audience a voice, but it also helps you get to know them better.
If you’re looking for some creative and fun ways to gamify the Questions feature, look no further—Flick is here to help! We’ve put together a list of fun, Ask Me A Question-style games that you can put together for your followers.
Let’s get started!

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  1. What Is Gamification (And Why Should You Care)?

What Is Gamification (And Why Should You Care)?

In the intro to this article, we used the word “gamification”. This is an incredibly important concept to know when it comes to maximizing engagement on Instagram.
Gamification is the use of game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage and motivate users. In other words, it’s taking something that isn’t a game and adding elements of fun or competition to make it more engaging.
Think about it like this—if you’re trying to get people to do something (anything, really), adding game-like elements is a simple way of offering an incentive. Why? Because games are fun! They’re also motivating, challenging, and rewarding.
When you add these elements to otherwise mundane tasks, you can create an addictive feeling that encourages people to keep coming back for more. For a simple example of this, just look at apps like Duolingo. Points, XP, streaks—these are all elements of gamification that reward engagement. This same principle applies to Instagram Stories. The only real difference is how you go about it.
More on that in a minute, though!

What Are Instagram Stories?

On the off chance, there’s anyone reading who isn’t quite sure what Stories are, here’s a quick rundown!
Instagram Stories are a series of vertical photos or videos that disappear after 24 hours. They live in a separate part of the app from your regular feed and can be accessed by tapping on your profile picture from either your feed tab or profile tab.
Stories can be anything you want them to be—a day in the life, a behind-the-scenes look, a quick thought or update—and they’re a great way to give your followers a more personal look at what’s going on with you.
They’re also perfect for engagement—because they disappear after just 24 hours, viewers are more likely to pay attention and interact with them while they’re still up.
This is where the ‘Questions’ feature comes in!

What Is Instagram’s ‘Questions’ Feature?

When we talk about the ‘Question’ feature on Instagram, we’re referring to an interactive sticker that Instagram added in early 2018. The sticker is a simple question box that you can edit and add to an Instagram Story. To use it, follow these simple steps:
  1. Choose (or take) a photo you want to post to your story.
  2. Tap the ‘Sticker’ icon.
  3. Tap the ‘Questions’ sticker.
  4. Edit the text of the question box.
  5. Post to your Story!
Once posted, your followers can tap the question box to respond to whatever prompt you’ve given them! The Questions sticker lasts for as long as your Story is live (i.e., 24 hours). After that, your followers won’t be able to interact with it.
To view responses, just tap onto the story featuring the Questions sticker and swipe up! You’ll be able to browse a list of all the people who responded to your question to quickly scan their answers.
Since the feature launched, creators and brands alike have used the sticker to turn their Stories into games that drive engagement or tools for market research. These interactive questions also help increase your follower retention, as many will look forward to your Stories as places to play games or have their voices heard.
Tip: Want to learn some more of our top Instagram Story hacks? Save this article for later!

Creative Questions To Ask On An Instagram Story

With that background information out of the way, we can finally get to the good stuff—questions to ask on Instagram Stories.
Basically, the goal is to ask your followers creative, interesting questions that get them thinking, laughing, and engaging. You can ask anything you want—the more thought-provoking, the better!
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Here are some ideas to get you started:

Account Questions For Instagram Stories

These questions are designed to open up a dialogue with your followers about their relationship with your account. They can be incredibly valuable for planning future content and gaining insights into your target audience!
Examples for inspiration:
  • What are your favorite Instagram accounts?
  • What kind of content would you like to see more of in the future?
  • How much time do you spend on Instagram a day?
  • What do you think this account could do better?
  • How much time do you spend on Instagram a day?

Follower Questions For Instagram Stories

These questions are similar to the ones above but are more focused on getting to know your followers’ interests, attitudes, and opinions. They’re great for building a strong community!
Examples for inspiration:
  • What are your favorite (films/bands/TV shows) and why?
  • Do you have any product recommendations?
  • Share your weekend plans!
  • Drop your skincare routine!
  • Describe your job in three words and I’ll try to guess what it is!
  • Who is your hero?

Personal Question For Instagram Stories

Personal questions are a great way for your followers to get to know you as a creator, employee, CEO—whatever your role is in relation to the account or brand. By asking questions, you’re giving yourself the platform to let your personality shine through!
Examples for inspiration:
  • What are your assumptions about me?
  • Can you guess my favorite TV show?
  • Can you guess my favorite artist?

Fun Questions For Instagram Stories

Finally, we have fun questions. Questions in this category might bear similarities to other categories we’ve mentioned, but they’re distinguished by the fact that they aren’t especially serious. You won’t be gaining many actionable insights by asking these questions, but you will be driving engagement!
Examples for inspiration:
  • If you had to take three things to a deserted island, what would they be?
  • If you had to pick any three people to have dinner with (dead or alive) who would they be?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • Who was the best dressed at The Met Gala?

Ask me a Question Ideas for Instagram Stories

Now it’s time to turn up the gamification even more. Let’s take a look at some fun and engaging ways you can use Questions sticker games to interact with your followers through “ask me a question” games!

Ask Me Anything 😇

When the Questions sticker first launched on Stories, you might remember a lot of the Stories you were watching featuring ‘Ask me Anything’ games. These pretty much worked as advertised—users encouraged their followers to ask questions they wanted to know.
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This is the simplest idea but is a great way to get closer to your following and let them discover a little more about yourself. All you have to do is add the Sticker to the first slide of a Story, prompting your followers to ask you questions – you can frame it around a certain topic, or leave it broader.
Then, when the responses start to roll in, you can respond to their questions with videos, pictures, or text. This gives an increased authenticity to your content, as it feels like you are responding directly to the followers who answered your questions, creating more of a relationship and open conversation.

Guess Who? 🤔

Want to use the question sticker to create more of a guessing game that your followers can get involved in? A fun way to do this is through a good old-fashioned game of ‘Guess who?’
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Upload text or image clues to your Stories, which hint at a specific public figure, film, or art piece—you name it (whatever fits into your profile niche), and have your followers guess from the clues, using your question sticker.
You can later follow up with the correct answers, and share funny responses you might have received.

What’s Your Opinion? 💬

Want to understand what your followers are thinking? Don’t we all. So why not just ask them directly? A fun way to get an idea of what your audience is like is by using the question sticker to ask them opinions on specific topics. This can be anything from what type of content they enjoy seeing, to whose outfit they liked best at the Met Gala.
It’s a great way of not only showing your followers that you value their opinions and thoughts, but also the perfect means of understanding exactly what they want to see. The better you can respond with the content they enjoy, the more likely they are to stick around, as they will see you have taken their opinions on board.

The Assumption Game 🤞

You may have seen this trend already on YouTube or even Instagram, but another Ask me a Question idea for your Instagram Stories is directly posing the question: “What are your assumptions about me?”
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Your followers, who may not know you very well, can pop in what they assume about you, and you can respond by telling them whether they were right or wrong. This is a fun way to see what your followers think of you, but also a way to respond to any common questions or comments you might get on your posts.

Quiz Games 🤨

Another fun idea you can try is creating your very own Instagram Stories pub quiz. Quickfire questions have taken features like Reels and platforms like TikTok by storm, as they almost create a mini-game show environment that tests users’ knowledge. You can do this too, by creating a pub quiz related to something in your niche, making use of varying stickers and functions on Stories.
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Combining features means your Stories are a little less repetitive and allow followers to interact in different ways, so you can frame some of your questions using direct responses from the question sticker, yes or no polls, and even the quiz sticker which allows users to pick from a multiple-choice list of answers.

Never Have I Ever 🙅‍♀️

A classic game we love to hate, this can be another creative idea to engage your followers and challenge them to think of weird and wonderful responses. Ask them to complete the sentence: ‘Never have I ever’ in the question sticker, and respond to the answers that you have or haven’t done!

Would You Rather? 🤔

‘Would You Rather’ can provide some interesting responses from your followers, as they have to choose between two—often incredibly difficult—things. You could get creative with this one too and come up with some funny or impossible scenarios for your followers to choose from!
For example, you might ask something like:
  • Would you rather go a week without your phone or your best friend?
  • Would you rather have a million dollars or be able to read people’s thoughts?
  • Would you rather never be able to taste food again or never be able to leave your house?
Or, if you want to get really creative:
  • Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?
This is a great way to get your followers thinking, and you can even follow up with some of their responses later on.
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Story Chains

This next one is a bit more involved, but we think it’s pretty fun! To create a story chain, post an Instagram Story with the opening line of a story in the text—something obvious like “Once upon a time…”.
Below this, you’ll add a Questions sticker that invites your followers to keep the story going. Once you’ve got a funny or interesting response, add the person’s sentence to the official and repost the Questions sticker until you have another great response!
The result is usually a jarringly funny story that sounds like it was written by someone with an incredibly short attention span. Your followers will love getting their contributions posted and seeing what “creative” piece of writing they can come up with together!

Bottom Line

We hope you are now packed with plenty of ideas for your next ‘Ask me a Question’ Instagram Story. Want to up your Story game even further? Head to our ultimate guide for creating engaging and inspiring Story content!
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Content

What Is Gamification (And Why Should You Care)?

What Are Instagram Stories?

What Is Instagram’s ‘Questions’ Feature?

Creative Questions To Ask On An Instagram Story

Ask me a Question Ideas for Instagram Stories

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