WhatsApp Just Fixed a Major Bug, Here’s What You Should Know

In its attempt to maintain its status as the most popular messaging app in the world, WhatsApp has become notorious for jumping the gun. Many of the features that end up coming to the platform seem rather half baked, but in spite of the fact that this is the case WhatsApp goes ahead with them to see what the user response ends up looking like.

One of the most famous examples of incomplete features that came to WhatsApp was the polls feature. This feature was introduced because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up helping create consensus in larger groups and communities, but it had a fatal flaw: you could select all of the options instead of just one.

This would make the results of any poll extremely difficult to trust, but the good news is that WhatsApp is finally improving the feature by fixing this flaw. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that WhatsApp will now make it so that users can only select one option at a time.

That will do a lot to make the results of these polls more reliable than might have been the case otherwise. We can expect to see an uptick in adoption rates among WhatsApp users, and the groups and communities features will become all the more popular as well with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Some would still want the ability to select multiple options, and WhatsApp has therefore made this a feature that can be toggled on and off. Now users only have to wait for WhatsApp to fix the myriad other unfinished features that it has brought to the table such as multi-device compatibility and missed call notifications that never seem to appear at the right time.

However, most users would agree that this seems to be a step in the right direction. It bodes well that WhatsApp is taking the time out to improve previously released features to enhance the user experience.


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