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 announced that the popular messaging service has been testing the implementation of creating surveys directly in the application.
Thanks to this WhatsApp 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 in a group.
How will be the creation of 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. In this point, it’s not clear how many of these can be used, but certainly more than five.
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.
From Infobae, we are sorry, because to date there is no final picture of what the poll created in chat will look like. For that, you will have to wait a little longer.
WhatsApp prioritizes 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.
Other features coming to WhatsApp very soon
All the news that will arrive in the next updates of the instant messaging service will be available for iPhone, Android and pc.
1. Emoticons to react to WhatsApp
iMessage, FacebookMessenger and Instagram already have this function, and Goal will add emoticons to reply to messages that people send and receive on WhatsApp.
To use it, you will have to press the message in question and then slide your finger on the emoticon you want to use. The reaction will be seen for everyone and will appear under text or images.
2. Decide who can see your WhatsApp statuses
WhatsApp statuses are receiving a privacy feature that will allow you to choose which contacts cannot see your stories.
3. Contact information search shortcut
Meta will add a search field next to the video call information section.
This option will act as a search summary in the Contact Information section. Similarly, it will also work for find any messages you have sent or received with this function.