WhatsApp recently unveiled several enhancements to its platform, focusing on polling and sharing capabilities. One prominent update now allows users to create single-vote polls, limiting participants to one vote per poll. Although polls have been typically multiple-choice, users can disable the “allow multiple answers” setting when generating a poll. Moreover, the messaging app has introduced a filtering feature for messages containing polls, akin to how users can search for photos, videos, or links.
To access this feature, simply select “Search” and then “Polls” to view a comprehensive list of results.
Another improvement includes receiving notifications when someone votes on your polls, along with a tally of the total number of votes. In terms of sharing, forwarding media with captions has been made more convenient. When forwarding captioned media, users can now opt to retain, delete, or rewrite the caption. This feature addresses the potential lack of context when forwarding media before receiving a response. Furthermore, users can now add captions to documents prior to sharing them.
These updates have begun rolling out globally and are expected to reach all users in the upcoming weeks. These enhancements arrive shortly after WhatsApp introduced multidevice login support for multiple phones.
Previously, users could only access their WhatsApp account on a single phone and several desktop devices. The latest update allows for message synchronization across devices, including additional phones. Consequently, users can access the app on different devices even if one is switched off.