WhatsApp Polls is Soon Coming to Communities

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WhatsApp is releasing a new update via the Google Play Beta Program. This update brings the version number to What does this update bring? Well, WhatsApp is adding a new feature. Now, you can share polls in community announcement groups. This feature is available to some beta testers.

In the article about the update for WhatsApp beta on Android, we shared that WhatsApp was making a new feature available to many people. This feature lets members in community announcement groups react to messages that are shared. Earlier, this feature was given to only a small group of beta testers in the WhatsApp beta for Android update. This update also included a way to keep your phone number private.

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However, there are still some missing features in community announcement groups. They can’t share polls yet. According to WABetaInfo, the newest WhatsApp beta for Android update, which you can get from the Google Play Store, WhatsApp is giving this feature to some beta testers!

WhatsApp has now added a way for you to make a poll in community announcement groups. To see if this is on for you, just go into a community announcement group where you are in charge. Look for a “polls” icon there. Remember, you might only see this in bigger community announcement groups. It could work only if the group has less than 1024 people. Therefore, trying it out in multiple groups is recommended.

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Now that you can make polls in the community announcement group, WhatsApp gives community admins another way to talk to the community. Through polls, community admins can engage members by asking questions and involving them in decision-making. It’s really important to know that this works together with the phone number privacy option. So, when you vote in a poll, your phone number stays private and hidden.

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Some beta testers who have the newest updates of WhatsApp beta for Android can now share polls in community announcement groups. More people will start getting this feature in the next few days.

How Does WhatsApp Polls Work in Communities?

WhatsApp polls works just like it works in groups. An admin of the community can start a new poll by tapping on the attachment icon and selecting “Polls”. Next, type your question in the “Question” textbox. This follows with the possible answers to the question above. You can either allow multiple votes or allow each person to vote only ones by toggling on the “Allow multiple answers” button.

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