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Surveys on WhatsApp: this would be the image of the Meta tool

Little by little, the messaging app, WhatsApp, is closing the gap with one of its great rivals: Telegram. And it’s because the app owned by Goal You will have the ability to create surveys directly in the application without using third-party apps or websites to achieve it.


An addition that has proven very useful to its users, especially in groups.

The truth is that this absence is something that could not be well understood, since we are not talking about something especially complicated to implement. WABetaInfo, the website specializing in the latest WhatsApp news, has released two screenshots taken from the WhatsApp beta for iOS, version, where you can see how to create a poll of WhatsApp, as well as the interface of it.


The polls are still in development, so there may be changes when they come out (if any), but with what we have so far, users can already have an idea of ​​the next new WhatsApp novelty.

Thanks to this app tool, users will be able to ask their friends about the best hotel to stay in a tourist place, or choose a movie to go to the cinema with a group.


How would be the process for creating surveys in WhatsApp

Taking into account possible changes, as everything is under development, you can see the model in which the tool will be deployed. An example as a first step would be set the question you want to ask, Why could not it be otherwise.

Once this is done, different responses can be configured that the rest of the members can choose if they want any of the proposed options. Later, You can see the screenshot where it shows that there are a maximum of 5 options to choose from.


Additions are generally allowed, such as the image tagging and survey activity interval settings. And, the latter, quite relevant, because it allows the desired result not to last forever.

This would be the interface of WhatsApp surveys

From what you can see in the screenshot of WaBetaInfo, this feature allows users to create surveys from the application itself to send to groups. you can put a text with questions and then different options. Although 5 options appear in the photo, It is not known if there is a limit or if you can set as many options as you want.

Polls will be a great help to make group decisions without filling the conversation with messages. For example, they can be used to decide on a meeting place or to confirm who will (and who will not) go to a certain event.

It is much more comfortable than creating a Doodle or doing a ‘copy and paste message’ where each name is written under a specific option. WaBetaInfo indicates that once the option has been marked and voted, the decision will be shared with the rest of the participants, although it is not clear if it is possible to verify who voted for each option.

WhatsApp will prioritize user safety

This will be achieved thanks to a few things pointed out by the aforementioned source: surveys are end-to-end encrypted according to what is provided by default in the messaging application.

As a result, people outside the group from which the question was generated will not be able to see anything, Nor will you have to worry about the cyber criminals.

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