Facebook Input is a product feature that is designed to encourage thoughtful engagement between connections.

It is a single-question poll aimed to deviate users from the standard “Like” button, which oftentimes serves as just a means of acknowledgement. Friends are presented with a unique set of responses and must make a choice based on their subjective considerations.

Facebook “Input” is accessed under the umbrella of sharing tools.

Simply type in a question and provide 2-4 options to choose from.

Offer a little or a lot depending on how you view your situation.

Add photos/videos for helpful visual reference and increased engagement.

Your friends will be able to view tabulated results after making a selection.

Friends are encouraged to provide supporting comments or entirely new inputs.

An example of “Input” without media attached.