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Latest WhatsApp Polling Feature for Chat Groups Currently in Beta


The newest iOS beta for WhatsApp reveals that the chat network is working on allowing users to hold polls inside groups (via WABetaInfo).

In pictures that depict the process of setting up a poll inside a WhatsApp group, users may pose a poll question and group members can choose from a list of pre-defined replies.

Only members of the WhatsApp group will be able to view the poll and its results, since they are end-to-end encrypted.


Telegram, a competing messaging service, already has a polls feature, which is used by thousands of communities because of comparable characteristics. In 2018, Telegram added polls for groups. It’s unclear when WhatsApp polls will be available.

The “Community” tab on WhatsApp is also being tested as a way to make it simpler for users to keep track of groups and communities. To replace the current camera tab, the new Community tab is planned to appear.

This is why Meta-owned WhatsApp has worked to improve the group chat experience over the last few years, introducing features such as group descriptions, one-way messaging, and protection for users who have been repeatedly added to groups they’ve left, in an effort to keep up with competing platforms.


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