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How to use the new polls feature on WhatsApp for Android

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Hello folks! We didn’t have to wait long to have polls on WhatsApp for Android. The new polls feature in WhatsApp was appearing in a staggered manner. Initially for users who use the app on an iPhone. Now, at last, the polls are starting to appear for Android devices as well. As a result, it is now possible to create a survey directly from WhatsApp for Android. Without having to resort to external tools. As in a past edition, we had already told you about an external method to conduct surveys. A method is no longer necessary because WhatsApp was updated to integrate this new feature natively. In this post, we will teach you how to use the new polls feature in WhatsApp for Android. As well as how this new feature also works.

Create polls on WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp has now started to enable polls also on Android. Attentive because they are also available in normal chats. You will know if you have them active in your account when you press the attach file button. Then you will see a new row where you will find the new Survey button. If you still don’t see this button you should be patient. It should not take much longer to appear. In case you want to be more sure that you have the new feature. To increase the probability, you can install the latest beta version of WhatsApp and try to force close, clear the cache, and/or restart the phone. With this version, you will have the new features before most users.

After pressing the button, it’s time to create the survey itself. To do this you have to add a question and add the options that will be available. You can add more by typing in the +Add field, as well as remove options by deleting all their text. It is also possible to change the options by dragging up or down the button with four horizontal lines.

This is the whole process for creating polls in WhatsApp:

First step

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Start a WhatsApp chat either group or private chat.

Start a WhatsApp chat either group or private chat.
Start a WhatsApp chat either group or private chat.

Second step

Then tap the “paperclip” button(The button used to attach files).

Then tap the "paperclip" button(The button used to attach files).
Then tap the “paperclip” button(The button used to attach files).

Third step

After that, tap on “Poll”.

After that, tap on "Poll".
After that, tap on “Poll”.

Fourth step

Next, type the text of the question and add the options.

Next, type the text of the question and add the options. use the new polls feature
Next, type the text of the question and add the options.

Fifth step

Finally, tap the send button to send the poll to the chat.

Finally, tap the send button to send the poll to the chat. use the new polls feature
Finally, tap the send button to send the poll to the chat.

This is how WhatsApp polls look like

WhatsApp polls are displayed directly in the chat with all the available options. Anyone who sees it will be able to add their choice. They are not anonymous, so the profile picture of who has voted appears next to each option. By tapping on View votes it is possible to see in detail who voted what and at what exact time. An important fact is that WhatsApp polls always allow multiple selections. So it is possible to mark as many options as you want. They are visible in all versions of WhatsApp: also in WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop.

How to use the new polls feature on WhatsApp for Android
How to use the new polls feature on WhatsApp for Android

Conclusion

This new way of conducting polls on WhatsApp is more convenient and practical. Although at the moment it seems to be more oriented to more informal use. For example to make surveys in a family or friends group. Since it allows multiple selections and the votes are not anonymous. Hopefully, this feature will improve over time and allow you to modify more parameters of the survey. Thanks for reading us. Bye!

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