WhatsApp is rolling out a slew of features aggressively for its users. It recently rolled out communities, emoji reactions, the ability to share large files, and the admin’s power to delete messages of others. Another new feature that is now being rolled out to users is polls. The feature spotted in beta version back in April this year is now being rolled out to Android and iOS users across the globe. WhatsApp polls allows users to ask questions and others to choose from the options. Let’s check out what is WhatsApp polls, how to create one and other details about it.
WhatsApp Polls Available Now
WhatsApp posted on Twitter and other social media channels to announce that it is now rolling out the Polls feature for all users. MySmartPrice has also received the feature on its WhatsApp account. Now, you don’t have to ask a question and scroll for others’ answers in the whole group. All you can do is create a poll to know about others’ choices quickly.
📊 Polls are here!
Now making decisions in the group chat is even easier and even more fun. pic.twitter.com/WVsAI6Nk2B
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) November 16, 2022
All you have to do is, go to a group or a friend’s chat and tap on the Plus icon in the left bottom corner. Select Poll and write the question and add two choices, and send. Now other members of the group can wait for their favorite choice.
While a poll usually has the option to choose only a single choice from the list, it seems like WhatsApp is currently allowing users to select more than one choice. Several users in the post reply complaint that the company should allow a user to choose only one option and not more than this. WhatsApp is yet to reply about the same.
The Meta-owned app says that the polls feature will be protected by end-to-end encryption as is the case with other chats. The teaser on the video says “Simple yet private”.
Polls Already Available on Telegram and Twitter
The Polls that WhatsApp is rolling out are already available on the company’s rival platforms such as Twitter and Telegram. Both, Twitter and Telegram have had the polls feature for a very long time. With the new feature, WhatsApp is trying to cope with other social media platforms including its own sister company’s Facebook Messenger.
Other WhatsApp Features Launched Recently
WhatsApp has been announcing a lot of new features this year. A couple of weeks ago, it announced Community rollout for all users which allows users to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. Besides that Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg announced several features that are being rolled out for WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp video calls will now have a capacity of 32 people whereas the group limit has also increased from 256 to 1024. Users can now share large files of up to 2GB on the app. Group admins can remove unwanted or problematic messages from everyone’s chat, regardless of who sent them.