WhatsApp Polls, the Meta-owned company’s latest feature for group conversations, are available for Android and iOS users. The messaging app recently launched Polls alongside “Community,” a feature that allows users to have separate groups under one umbrella for organizing group conversations. In addition, WhatsApp has also rolled out one-touch video calls for up to 32 people and doubled the participant limit for groups. Like the other features of the app, WhatsApp polls will also be protected by end-to-end encryption, which means that the content of polls shared in groups cannot be viewed by the company. The new polls feature is now available for Android and iOS users. Gadgets 360 was able to confirm that the feature was accessible on Android and iOS. The feature allows users to create polls within the group with the ability to vote. Facebook Messenger and Telegram currently allow users to add group polls. The WhatsApp survey feature will be protected by end-to-end encryption.
Users of the latest version of WhatsApp can access Polls by opening any chat. If you’re on iOS, you can press the + sign next to the chat window and tap Poll. Meanwhile, Android users need to tap the clip icon near the chat window and then tap Poll. These polls can be added to individual and group chats. You can then type in a question or topic and give others voting options.
After choosing an option, you can deselect it and choose another one. Users can also select more than one option to vote in a poll, to indicate more than one preference. Meanwhile, several new updates and features have been introduced to the Meta-owned instant messaging service. As mentioned above, the Community feature allows users to have separate groups in a “Community” to organize group conversations. The Communities update will include new tools for admins, including announcement messages sent to everyone and control over which groups can be included.
The messaging platform has also increased support for group video calls to a maximum of 32 participants.
Meta is currently witnessing a slew of resignations with WhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Meta’s public policy director in India Rajiv Aggarwal resigning earlier this week. The resignations followed the exit of Meta’s India head Ajit Mohan, who quit this month after four years in the job to join rival Snap.
The American tech giant is also in the middle of massive layoffs announced last week, cutting more than 11,000 jobs or 13 percent of its workforce, as the Facebook parent doubles down on its metaverse bet amid a crumbling advertising market and decades-high inflation.