It is not always easy to make decisions in groups of Whatsapp. But luckily, this difficulty is about to come to an end: this Saturday (1), the messenger team started to release the polling function in the test version of the messaging application. The feature, which has been available on Telegram for a long time, has landed in apps for Android and iPhone (iOS).
The reports come from two publications by the WABetaInfo. According to the website, some WhatsApp Beta users have started to receive the news, which has been in development since April, on their cell phones. The feature appeared in both version 18.104.22.168 for iOS and build 22.214.171.124 for Android.
Updates provide polling functionality in group chats. Following in Telegram’s footsteps, users can choose up to twelve options to cast a vote. Then, the participants of the collective chat choose an alternative to decide where the group will meet, what will be the dinner, among other possibilities.
WhatsApp will display results in real time
Users can also check the results without any difficulties. After choosing an alternative, WhatsApp displays a graph with the number of votes each option received. You can also press the “View votes” button to view more details about the options chosen by the conversation participants.
In other words: no waiting for the end of the investigation.
Despite the release, not all users have access to the novelty at this first moment. The portal noted that only a lucky group of WhatsApp Beta received the function on their cell phones. That is, if you have not yet been awarded, you will have to wait until the update is released to your smartphone.
It’s also important keep the app up to date.
Anyone who has not yet received the function to create a poll will also not be able to vote.