WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to create and share polls in individual chats, a feature previously only supported for multi-member or group chats.
The company has been developing this functionality for months, since WABetaInfo warned in March that it was introducing the button ‘Create polls’, a section that then had a section to include a question.
It was not until the beginning of October when this same portal learned that the instant messaging application was launching this capability for some testers of the latest iOS beta, through the TestFlight program.
So, he commented that the ‘app’ would show these users the option ‘Poll’, along with other items they can share in a group, such as documents, images, or audio. He also confirmed that the creators of the polls could add up to 12 different answer options.
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Now, WABetaInfo has confirmed that these polls can also be done in individual chats and that the company has started to implement this functionality through the Google Play beta program, in version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp for Android.
When configuring the survey, the interface that the application now presents is identical to that of chats with several members, since it includes a section to enter the question at the top, followed by several options to write the answer alternatives .
In addition, at the bottom there is a button to add options (+ Add), which, as in group chats, allows you to add up to 12 possible answers. Likewise, WhatsApp will automatically update polls when they receive a vote and they will be kept end-to-end encrypted.
WABetaInfo has indicated that the ability to create polls in individual chats is available to some beta testers who download the latest version of this Meta service via the Play Store.