WhatsApp is reportedly engaged on a characteristic that might permit customers to create polls in group chats. In line with WABetaInfo, a service that tracks new options on the encrypted messenger, the brand new characteristic is predicted to hit the beta model of WhatsApp quickly.
WhatsApp is engaged on a number of new options that will probably be launched to beta testers, together with the power to react to messages with emoji and the group polls characteristic, that are presently accessible in different messaging providers like Fb Messenger and Telegram.
The group polls characteristic in WhatsApp is presently beneath growth on the most recent beta model of the encrypted messenger for iOS. Nonetheless, the characteristic has not been made accessible to customers on the beta model of WhatsApp for iOS since it’s beneath growth.
WABetaInfo has shared a screenshot of the group polls characteristic on WhatsApp that reveals the method of including new ballot to a bunch on WhatsApp for iOS, giving an concept of what the upcoming characteristic may seem like when it’s rolled out to everybody within the coming weeks.
In line with the screenshot, the customers will probably be prompted to enter a query upon choosing the add a brand new group ballot choice. Nonetheless, that is all that was accessible from the screenshot because the characteristic is presently beneath growth. It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not everybody within the group will probably be allowed to create a ballot or if group admins would be the just one in a position to do it.
It’s anticipated that the group polls characteristic on WhatsApp will probably be end-to-end encrypted like all messages, attachments, and calls made on the platform. This could be certain that solely the group’s members will be capable to see the ballot and its outcomes. Moreover, the characteristic has been noticed on WhatsApp for iOS, however it also needs to make solution to WhatsApp for Android and Desktop quickly after the discharge.
As talked about above, the group polls characteristic is already accessible on different platforms like Fb Messenger and Telegram, which permits customers to create group polls and made choices for various events like planning occasions and so forth. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear when WhatsApp will truly roll out this characteristic to everybody.