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We Just Got a Glimpse of WhatsApp’s Upcoming Polls Feature

WhatsApp has been adding a variety of new features into its messaging app, and many of these features have allowed it to catch up with some competitors. While none of these competitors have managed to come close to WhatsApp in terms of user count and brand loyalty, recent controversies with WhatsApp’s parent company which involved numerous shady privacy policies have given its competitors the chance to show some of their unique features which WhatsApp did not have, thereby stealing scores of users from the platform.

Such a problem can get out of hand quickly because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up removing some of WhatsApp’s dominance in the industry. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that WhatsApp has managed to cover some ground with a lot of its recent feature updates, and one feature that the platform is looking to implement in the future might be particularly interesting.

This feature will allow users to conduct polls in groups that they are a part of. Features like this have been common among most social media platforms with all things having been considered and taken into account, and since many tech giants like Meta and Google have been adding social media-esque features to as many of their properties as they can, this update makes sense.

Beta testers have not been able to get to use this feature yet because it is still being developed, but in spite of the fact that this is the case we were able to get a glimpse of what the feature might look like when it finally gets released.

The poll is quite simple, and users can make responses as they see fit which would then be compiled after the timeline for the poll ends. WhatsApp has really been trying to push the groups feature as much as possible because such socially beneficial features usually boost engagement and it can make users more reliant on WhatsApp to stay in touch with one another.


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