WhatsApp is constantly innovating and adding new features to make the app more user-friendly and enjoyable. Today, the company announced several new updates to its polls and sharing features, which are designed to make chats more productive and fun.
New Poll Updates
WhatsApp is adding three new updates to its polls feature, which will make it easier for groups to gather information and make decisions together. These updates include:
- Single-vote polls: For when you need a definitive answer, you can now create polls that allow people to vote only once. Simply turn off “allow multiple answers” when creating a poll.
- Search for polls in your chats: It’s not always possible to answer a poll immediately, and it can be difficult to find a poll within the chat at a later time. Now, you can filter messages by polls, just like you can for photos, videos, or links. On the “Chats” screen, press “Search” and then “Polls” to find a list of all results.
- Stay updated on poll results: You will now receive notifications when people vote on your polls, so you can easily keep up to date on responses.
Forwarding with Captions
Sharing photos on WhatsApp is one of the easiest ways to keep friends and family updated on your life. But sometimes you might not have time to add context before someone responds. That’s why WhatsApp is adding the ability to add captions to forwarded photos.
Now, when you forward a photo that has a caption, you have the option to keep, delete, or completely rewrite the caption. This gives you more control over the context of the photo when you share it with others.
Sharing Documents with Captions
Just like when sharing images or videos, the documents you share may require a little explanation. Whether it’s when sending a newspaper article or a work document, now you have the option to add a caption before sharing.
To add a caption, simply tap the “+” icon in the chat bar and select “Document.” Then, tap the “Caption” field and type in your caption.
These new updates are starting to roll out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates from WhatsApp!