How to use WhatsApp Polls on Android, iOS
WhatsApp Polls, the latest feature from group chat subsidiary Meta, is rolling out to users for both Android and iOS users. The messaging app recently released Parrot alongside ‘communities’, a feature that allows users to have different groups under one umbrella to organize group chats. In addition, WhatsApp also rolled out one-tap video calling for up to 32 people and doubled the group participant limit. Like other features in the app, WhatsApp Polls will also be protected by end-to-end encryption, meaning the company cannot see the content of polls shared by groups.
The new voting feature is now live for users on both Android and iOS. Gadget 360 was able to confirm that the feature was accessible on Android and iOS. The feature allows users to poll within a group with the ability to vote. Facebook Messenger and Telegraph currently allow users to add group polls. The WhatsApp survey feature will be protected with end-to-end encryption.
Users of the latest version of WhatsApp can access Surveys by opening any chat. If you’re on iOS, you can press the button , sign next to the dialog box and press on votingwhile Android users should click the paperclip icon next to the dialog box, then press voting, These polls can be added to individual chats and group chats. You can then type in a question or topic and provide options for others to vote on.
Once you’ve selected a selection, you can cancel the selection and select a different one. Users can also select more than one option to vote on in a poll, to show more than one preference.
Meanwhile, a range of new updates and features have been introduced to the Meta-owned instant messaging service. As mentioned earlier, the Communities feature allows users to have different groups under one “Community” to organize group discussions. The Communities update will include new tools for administrators, including announcement messages sent to everyone and control over which groups can be added.
The messaging platform has increased support for group video calls of up to 32 participants.
Meta is currently seeing multiple resignations as WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose and Meta’s India public policy director Rajiv Aggarwal resigned earlier this week. The resignation follows the exit of Meta’s India head Ajit Mohan, who left this month after four years on the job to join rival Snap.
The American tech giant is also among the biggest layoffs announced last week, cutting more than 11,000 jobs or 13 percent of its workforce, as Facebook’s parent repeated its misguided bets amid a slumping advertising market and decades-high inflation.