Final month, WhatsApp was noticed testing a polling characteristic. It allowed customers to create polls in group chats. We now have a more in-depth have a look at the upcoming characteristic due to early screenshots shared by the ever-so-reliable WhatsApp Insiders at WABetaInfo.
WhatsApp progresses with the event of the polling characteristic
The polling characteristic in WhatsApp continues to be within the early phases of improvement. However as you may see within the hooked up screenshot beneath, it permits you to first enter a query for the ballot and as much as 12 optionally available solutions. You’ll be able to rearrange the choices as you want. All members of the group ought to be capable to see the outcomes of a ballot no matter whether or not they participated in it.
Whereas we now know loads about WhatsApp’s polling characteristic, there stay a number of inquiries to be answered. It’s unclear whether or not the corporate will supply a number of choices for the ballot period. We additionally don’t but know whether or not WhatsApp will enable customers to create each single-answer and multi-answer polls or simply the previous. Hopefully, each. We are going to doubtless discover that out quickly.
WhatsApp ought to have lengthy supported this characteristic
WhatsApp ought to have lengthy had a polling characteristic. It is likely one of the most generally used messaging apps globally. It even has a separate app for companies. The power to create polls and know buyer suggestions can be immensely useful for them. The likes of Telegram and Fb Messenger, which is a Meta platform, already supply such options. Fortunately, Meta is now including it to WhatsApp as nicely.
The polling characteristic in WhatsApp first appeared in beta model 188.8.131.52 for iOS. The screenshots that we now have immediately are from beta model 184.108.40.206 for iOS. After all, the characteristic shall be accessible within the Android app as nicely. However we’re nonetheless doubtless a good distance from it. We are going to let as and when we now have extra info.
There are different options coming to WhatsApp
WhatsApp additionally has a number of different new options and modifications within the works. It’s growing the dimensions restrict for sharing information, from 100MB to 1GB. Message reactions are within the work too. These options ought to roll out publicly within the coming weeks.
Within the meantime, you would possibly wish to obtain the newest secure model of WhatsApp for Android to remain within the loop. You’ll be able to click on the button beneath to obtain the app from the Google Play Retailer. If you wish to turn into a beta tester, you may enroll here.