WhatsApp Group discussions will get way easier with this new upcoming feature. The instant messaging application is apparently trying out a new feature within the TestFlight beta program. So far, we haven’t seen the feature in action but a screenshot shared by one credible website shows what this new WhatsApp poll feature might look like. Also Read - How to convert your photo into a WhatsApp sticker: A step-by-step guide
The WhatsApp Group polls feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, a website that dedicatedly works on WhatsApp features in the beta version. The new update 126.96.36.199 shows that WhatsApp is working on an option to create polls within the app’s groups. Also Read - WhatsApp scam: This scam lets hackers to hijack your account using a phone call
The website shows a screenshot of the app where the user can enter the question for a poll. The screenshot does mention “Create Poll” as the feature and the blank space states, “What is your poll question?” Also Read - WhatsApp gets Stranger Things sticker pack on Android, iOS, Desktop: How to download it
Other than this specific window of the poll question, we did not see any other aspect of this new feature. However, it is safe to assume that WhatsApp might take inspiration from Facebook.
Where will you find Polls?
WhatsApp Polls won’t be available in single chats for obvious reasons. Within groups, you’ll be able to ask a question and others can vote on it. The report by WABetaInfo suggests that even the polls will be end-to-end encrypted. Only group members will be able to see the poll and the results of the poll. Even the answers will be encrypted.
So far, the feature has not been seen in action. However, considering that WhatsApp is testing it in the open, we can expect it to roll out to beta testers as a functioning feature.
This is one of the biggest feature updates, WhatsApp is working on currently and could enhance interaction within the application manifold. While voting and polls have mostly been spotted on big and open social media platforms, WhatsApp group polls will help sort matters within a smaller circle.