Whatsapp tested polling functionality as part of the iOS beta version v126.96.36.199 earlier last month. Back then, we gave you a sneak peek at how to make a poll in a WhatsApp group. With WhatsApp’s most recent iOS beta release, we now get a sneak peek at what the group polling functionality will look like. Look at the information below.
This is How Group Polls Might Look Like on WhatsApp
Reputable WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo has found what appears to be the final user interface of a vote poll in a WhatsApp group. WhatsApp recently released iOS beta version 188.8.131.52. Check it out in the screenshot immediately below.
As a result, the group poll is displayed as a larger-than-normal chat bubble with the question at the top and the choices below it. Users can vote for a particular option by checking the box next to it and then tapping the Vote button at the bottom to confirm their selection. Their response will be posted to the poll and forwarded to the other group members once they have confirmed their vote.
With the ability to construct vote-based questions in WhatsApp groups, users can quickly decide for the group or get the group’s members’ opinions on a subject. Similar to voting polls on other social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, WhatsApp has a polling option.
The group polls, including the questions, alternatives, and answers, are end-to-end encrypted, just like WhatsApp conversations. As a result, the group polls are only accessible within the groups and are not accessible to any other users of WhatsApp, including WhatsApp itself.
Regarding the new group polls feature’s accessibility, WABetaInfo claims that it is not yet available to beta users and that WhatsApp must still improve the polls function before making it generally available. The company controlled by Meta may need some time to roll it out in the stable channel as a result. Prior to its debut, more teases like these might be anticipated. Stay tuned and share your opinions about WhatsApp’s new group polling feature in the comments section below.
Image in Feature Courtesy of WABetaInfo