While WhatsApp is tweaking its app with camera UI changes, global voice player function, and more, it seems the company is now planning its next big feature, the ability to create polls on group chats.

As reported by WABetainfo, the polls feature is currently under development, which means not even public beta testers can try it for now. In a screenshot, the publication shows it will be possible to enter a question on the poll to send in a WhatsApp group.

WABetaInfo notes:

“Thanks to polls, you can ask for a question and other people can vote the answer. Note that polls will only be available in WhatsApp groups and they are end-to-end encrypted… even your answers! So only people in the group can see the poll and the results.”

whatsapp-poll-feature-9to5mac

As of now, it’s unclear what WhatsApp’s take on this new feature will be, whether it will have a limit of answers, how long people can take to vote, or how many polls can be created at a time.

In addition, it’s important to notice that WhatsApp is also readying some other new features. For example, the company has yet to release the long-awaited Reactions function, which will let users react to specific messages.

That said, the company is also working on multi-device compatibility 2.0, which will let users connect to more devices, such as another smartphone or even an iPad, as WhatsApp is also working on a version for Apple’s tablet.

Are you excited to try these upcoming features? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

José Adorno

Brazilian tech Journalist. Author at 9to5Mac. Previously at tv globo, the main TV broadcaster in Latin America.

Got tips, feedback, or questions? jose@9to5mac.com