WhatsApp group polls and the ability to link new mobile devices to your WhatsApp account are in the works. Check the details here.
Social media apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram, among others, are different from each other in several ways. There are some features that you can find on WhatsApp but not on Instagram or Telegram and vice versa. But in order to compete fiercely and let users enjoy the app with more features, these companies keep working and rolling out new updates. And according to a latest WhatsApp update, the company is working on group polls. Informing about this, WABetaInfo tweeted: “WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52: what’s new? WhatsApp is finally working on group polls for a future app update.”
Earlier, WABetinfo announced that WhatsApp is working on the possibility of creating group polls for a future update of WhatsApp iOS Beta and WhatsApp Desktop Beta. And now, according to the latest details, the messaging app is working on group polls on WhatsApp for Android beta. “In particular, WhatsApp is working on a new section of the app on WhatsApp Beta for Android where to create group polls in a future update,” WABetaInfo said in a report.
The report further informed that under the option to create group polls, there are certain fields where users will have to fill in the question and their options, and it is possible to add up to 12 possible options. When the feature rolls out to beta testers, the group poll will be end-to-end encrypted, meaning no one will be able to view its content, not even WhatsApp. However, the exact release date of the WhatsApp group poll feature is not yet known.
Apart from group polls, the messaging app is also working on the ability to link new mobile devices to your WhatsApp account. This will also be rolling out in a future update and a release date for the same is not yet known. “A second multi-device version was already planned last year, and we finally have new details today: WhatsApp is now working on a suitable section where to connect another mobile device!” WABetaInfo informed.
The section is called “Register device as a companion” and it will show up when you try to open WhatsApp on a secondary mobile device. In this case, you can also decide to link your WhatsApp account in order to use it on another device, the report adds.
“At the moment, it seems that it is necessary to point your main device to the screen of the secondary device in order to link them by scanning the QR Code: after linking your WhatsApp account to a secondary device, you can finally start using WhatsApp on another phone! Note that with this feature, you can also pair an Android tablet as a secondary device in the future,” WABetaInfo said.