WhatsApp is bringing polls to group chats: Here’s how it will work

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WhatsApp has recently launched the community feature on its platform. Now, word is that the company is working on a new feature that will make it easier for WhatsApp users to share their thoughts with other users in a group.

WABetaInfo reports that the Meta-owned messaging app is working on a ‘Group Polls’ feature that will enable WhatsApp users to create in-app polls and share them in group chats. A screenshot of the feature shared by the blog site gives us a closer look at the interface of the upcoming feature. The screenshot shows that a poll will appear as a message in a group chat. However, unlike a regular message, a poll will have multiple options for group members to choose from. There will also be a ‘Vote’ button at the end of the message which will enable users to cast their vote or in other words share their selection.

Additionally, the report states that all choices and answers of users in the poll will be end-to-end encrypted. This means that no one, neither the group members nor the WhatsApp users will be able to check the reactions.

Image: WABetaInfo

As far as availability is concerned, WhatsApp’s upcoming Group Poll feature is still under development and some of the features will be made available to beta users of its Android and iOS-based apps before rolling it out to a wider audience. Time will be earlier.

app language

Separately, the Meta-owned messaging app is also working on bringing a new feature to its platform that will enable WhatsApp users across the world to use the messaging app in the language of their choice. The blog site says that the company is working on a feature called ‘App Language’ and this feature is available for users around the world who are using WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.22.9.13 of the app.

According to reports, the new app will appear in the Language section of the Settings menu and will give users access to multiple languages, including Afrikaans, Urdu and Azerbaijani. The feature was reportedly available for some users in India.

WhatsApp is bringing polls to group chats: Here’s how it will work First appeared on BGR India.

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