WhatsApp’s new useful feature is now available in Pakistan.
Soon after introducing polls in Communities, WhatsApp is now adding them to group chats as well. The functionality has been in testing for a long time and is now officially accessible on WhatsApp’s stable version. The update has already been sent globally.
Polls should facilitate group decision-making through voting. You can now use group polls to have your friends or family decide where to go or what food to eat. Simply go to a group chat and tap on the attachments button (paperclip button) inside the text box to use the feature. Choose the “Poll” options.
You can pose any question in your poll and give voters up to 12 options, but it’s unlikely that anyone will utilise more than 4 or 5 options. You may move the voting options up and down by clicking the hamburger icon next to them.
Unlike Telegram, WhatsApp does not currently support anonymous voting. This means that all votes will be visible to everyone, thus it won’t be like choosing your next president.
Because this feature is derived from WhatsApp Communities, further enhancements from Communities will be made available soon. This features more administrative capabilities, such as the ability to delete undesired communications from a group, the ability to share larger files, audio and video conversations with up to 32 participants, and more.
In related news, WhatsApp, like other apps such as Telegram and Discord, is working on the ability to message yourself. This should make it easy to transfer files between devices or save something for later use. This is currently only available in WhatsApp Beta, and it is unknown when it will be made available in the stable version.