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Apr 12, 2001

WhatsApp is working on letting users conduct polls within groups on the chat platform, the latest beta for iOS has revealed (via WABetaInfo).


The coming ability to create polls within WhatsApp groups was confirmed in screenshots that show the process of setting one up, with users able to ask a poll question and group members able to choose from pre-defined answers.

Polls will only be available in WhatsApp groups and are end-to-end encrypted, meaning only people in the group can see the poll and the results.

A polls feature can already be found in rival messaging app Telegram, which is home to thousands of communities thanks to similar features dedicated to making groups more functional. Telegram introduced group polls in 2018. When polls will be ready to go live in WhatsApp remains unknown.


In addition, WhatsApp is also testing a dedicated "Community" tab to make it easier for users to keep track of groups and communities. The Community tab is expected to replace the existing Camera tab.

Meta-owned WhatsApp has worked to improve the group chat experience over the last few years in an effort to keep up with competing platforms, introducing group descriptions, a catch-up feature, a one-way messaging option, and protection for users who are being added repeatedly to groups they've left.

Article Link: WhatsApp Polling Feature for Chat Groups Currently in Beta


macrumors newbie
Jul 31, 2012
This feature has been on Telegram for months now. WhatsApp is playing catch up, although, I don't use it that much. Not a 'critical' feature. Something I love about Telegram is being able to edit sent messages, a feature I doubt will come to WhatsApp anytime soon.
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macrumors regular
Nov 21, 2013
And here I am asking in my iMessage groups to react on the movie they want to see, because we have no “poll making” option :(
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 15, 2011
Been using this feature on Telegram for 2 years. No intention of using WhatsApp anyhow.


macrumors newbie
Dec 1, 2020
Everyone: WhatsApp for iPad please

WhatsApp: no but have these polls guys u know u want it
Exactly!... frustrating how such a large company can be so slow in adapting something so simple.

Polling? How often do we ever need that anyway?


macrumors regular
Nov 21, 2013
I think there has to be one of those iMessage apps with polls feature.
Yeah, but All people in the group should have this iMessage app installed to participate in the poll, so meh. But thanks for the solution :)
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