WhatsApp is the world’s most widely used messaging service. However, it still misses some features that are present on other platforms like Telegram. Anyway, the company is working to bring a lot of new features. On that note, WhatsApp is developing an important feature that will allow users to start and take polls in group chats.
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According to the information shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon enable the users to type poll questions to send to a group chat. Also, the first peek suggests that it will offer up to 12 options for answers. The feature was spotted on the WhatsApp beta for Android with version 188.8.131.52.
The poll creation option can be found inside the attachment menu from where you share other media files. Precisely, it will be the seventh option in the media-sharing menu. Although the placement may change when the feature hit the stable phase. Also, the number of options may be less or more than 12.
With future developments, the same option will also be available for WhatsApp Desktop beta and WhatsApp beta for iOS. Interestingly, the revealed screenshot shows the poll feature in an individual conversation. This means it may be available for both one-on-one and group chats. Also, it will be end-to-end encrypted, allowing users to ensure that only the selected participants can see the poll and the results.
However, it is unclear if there are any ways for customizing the polls or whether group admins will be able to edit the poll options. As of now, we don’t know yet when the feature will be available in a stable form. On the bright side, the WhatsApp group polls feature is under testing since April, so, we can expect it to arrive soon.