Facebook brings back Polls in Messenger to help friends in indecisive situations

Facebook has brought back Polls in Messenger to help people coordinate their activities and share their opinions by voting in group chats.

‘Polls’ was a part of Facebook before as well, but it was removed sometime back, much to the dismay of many people. It has proved to be a valuable tool to help people reach conclusions when they are indecisive about something.

The new Polls feature is better than before in looks, with new colors and an updated button to vote. Facebook has also made the Messenger Desktop able to feature polls for Windows, as well as Mac users.

Creating a poll is a simple procedure. All you have to do is to Tap on + and select Polls in a group chat. Then you can add your question that you want your friends to vote by clicking on Type in the Poll Question.

You will then have to click in Options and select the option of ‘Create Poll’ to submit your question in the group chat.

To create a poll, it is necessary to have two or more friends in that chat thread.

If you are the recipient of a poll question, and you want to take part in it, then you just have to click anywhere on the Poll in the group chat, so that all the Poll details will come in front of you.

By selecting Polls Options, you can choose your answer and Submit.

‘Polls’ is available on Messenger for all operating systems. Facebook is also rolling out the feature of Messenger Rooms to let people carry out virtual meetings and virtual hangouts. It allows hosting of video calls for up to 50 people at a time.

It seems that this ‘Polls’ feature is also an extension of the effort that Facebook is trying to put forward to help people as much as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Other messaging apps are also trying to keep people engaged during this critical time. So, Facebook must bring as many positive changes as possible to keep shining among so much competition.

There is another important feature that Facebook has announced for the protection of users under 18 from scammers. This new tool will scan through various accounts for suspicious activities. It will pick out accounts sending out a large number of friends’ requests or multiple message requests within a short span of time.

Once it detects any suspicious activity, it will notify the prospective victim through a pop-up chat window and give them the options to either ignore or block that user. This way, many young users will be protected from harmful cybercriminal activities.

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