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What are WhatsApp polls and how do you use them? All you need to know


New WhatsApp features and updates rolled out over the past few months have made the messaging experience much better. WhatsApp users can now even create polls in individual and group chats to see what their friends and contacts think. Both iOS and Android users can use this feature. A poll can help gather team members’ opinions on any topic or idea, or it can be useful for quick planning. Like your chats, the answers you send to the poll question will be protected with end-to-end encryption. Currently, Telegram and Facebook Messenger allow group polls. You can easily start using this new WhatsApp feature on your smartphone.

Here’s How to Create a Poll WhatsApp

Step 1: Update WhatsApp to the latest version

Step 2: Open the private or group chat you want to create a poll for

Step 3: For Android, tap the paperclip icon at the bottom of the screen. For iOS, select the plus (+) icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Select ‘Poll’

Step 5: Enter the question you want to ask, along with the answer options

Step 6: Finally, tap ‘Submit’ to share the poll

Up to twelve response options can be provided to recipients per poll, and these options are not time bound. Users can also view responses selected by others by tapping ‘View votes’.

The Meta-owned messaging app has recently worked on several updates, rolling out new tools including the Call Link feature, the ability to message yourself, and Companion Mode. While some of these new features are not available to all users at the moment, WhatsApp plans to make them accessible to everyone in the coming days. The newest and most talked about feature outside of WhatsApp polls is community. These allow users to have separate groups within a “Community” to hold large conversations.

“With Community, we are aiming to raise the standard of how organizations communicate with a level of privacy and security not found anywhere else. Existing alternatives require trusted apps or software companies to provide copies of their messages – and we think they deserve the extra level of security due to end-to-end encryption offers,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

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