In order to enable its users to create and share polls in channels, WhatsApp, the Meta-owned social messaging platform, on Sunday announced that it is rolling out a new update for its Android version, WABetaInfo reported.
According to the app-tracking website, WhatsApp is working on a feature to share polls in channels, and it will be available in a future update of the app.
Currently, the feature is under development, so it’s not ready for beta testers.
The new feature will make users enable to create and share polls in channels in a future update of the app. These polls within channels will also incorporate the option to restrict responses to a single choice, mirroring the feature found in your chats and groups.
It is pertinent to mention here that poll votes will always be protected for added privacy. This means that when you will participate in a channel poll, your phone number will always remain hidden and is not disclosed to the channel owner and other followers.
Bringing a poll feature to channels may be very beneficial as it is the best tool to gather feedback from channel followers.
This feature will help channel owners gather valuable insights from their audience, and channel followers can feel more connected with the community as a whole.