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WhatsApp rolls out Polls feature for both iOS and Android users, here’s what it does

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature called WhatsApp Polls. This new feature is specially made for group chats on both iOS and Android app platforms.

Interestingly, these Polls features can be added for both group conversations and individual chats.

New WhatsApp Polls feature comes alongside an additional feature called ‘Communities’. Allows users to have separate groups under one umbrella group to manage group conversations.

As the name suggests, the Polls feature allows users to create polls within the group so that they can conduct polls within chats. This isn’t the first time a messaging platform has come up with a polling feature. Popular apps like Facebook Messenger and Telegram also have this feature.

WhatsApp claims that the new feature is end-to-end encrypted.

If you are an iOS user and want to create a poll, you can start by pressing the + sign next to the chat box and simply tap Poll.

For Android users, tap the paperclip icon next to the chat box, then tap Poll.

Write your question and provide answer options for others to vote for.

This was about the Polls feature. Now coming to the Communities feature, for those who don’t know, the Communities feature allows users to have multiple groups under one ‘Community’.

In addition, WhatsApp also recently expanded support for group video calls with up to 32 participants.

Finally, there is a message that WhatsApp is getting support for DND mode for missed calls. This new feature shows all beta testers of missed calls through the Google Play beta program, as reported by WhatsApp development tracker WabetaInfo.

This feature allows users to see the missed call history, which includes all calls that have been silenced due to Do Not Disturb.

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