WhatsApp is letting users take surveys within groups on the chat platform, and the latest iOS beta has been revealed (via WABetaInfo).

Whatsapp feature
The upcoming ability to create polls within WhatsApp groups is confirmed in screenshots illustrating a single setup process, with users being able to ask a survey question and group members can choose from predefined answers.

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

The 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 effective. Telegram introduced group polls in 2018. It is still unknown when the polls will be ready to go live in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp surveys


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 been improving the group chat experience over the past few years in an effort to keep up with competing platforms, offering group descriptions, a catch-up feature, a one-way messaging option, and protection for users being frequently added to groups they have left.

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