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WhatsApp may soon let polls to accept only one choice on Android

The new feature was in development for iOS, and after installing the latest WhatsApp beta update, some beta testers may be able to use this feature.

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Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new feature that will let poll creators limit users to only one choice, which is available for some beta testers on Android. According to WABetaInfo, this feature will allow users to select only one option which they feel most strongly about. The report also said that this feature is helpful as it will make the poll results more accurate as users are limited to one choice. Also Read - WhatsApp brings new crop tool for the drawing editor on desktop

Moreover, this is even useful in cases where only one answer is required. This is because when users must choose just one option, they are more likely to engage with the poll and think more deeply about their choice. The report also said that the feature was also in development for iOS, and after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update, some beta testers may be able to use this feature. Also Read - WhatsApp on iPad in companion mode coming soon, here's how it will look

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also rolling out a tweaked link preview interface on iOS beta. For beta testers, a new row will now appear above the chat bar when a link is entered into the platform, and the application will animate the row while loading the link preview. Earlier, users had no indication whether the platform was loading the preview or not, which undoubtedly caused confusion and wasted time while they waited for it to arrive. Also Read - Redesigned WhatsApp settings menu with new shortcuts coming soon

WhatsApp also announced two new updates for “groups” on WhatsApp — new controls for admins, and the ability to easily see groups in common. The new features which will start rolling out globally over the coming weeks, come just a few months after WhatsApp launched Communities, a feature that offers larger, more structured discussion groups.

— Written with inputs from IANS

  • Published Date: March 22, 2023 9:09 PM IST
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