WhatsApp changes texts forever – millions will be affected by surprising update

A SERIOUSLY handy new type of text is in development on WhatsApp.

Meta’s own chat app is working on a new feature that you can use in group conversations.

WhatsApp adds a new type of text: polls

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WhatsApp adds a new type of text: pollsPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

It’s called Polls and (unsurprisingly) allows you to create and share polls in group chats.

WhatsApp has been developing the feature for a while, but progress is increasing.

The tech experts from WABetaInfo dug into the beta version of WhatsApp and found a new addition to the feature.

In the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for iPhone, you can now search your chats for polls.

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This works the same as search filters for unread messages, photos, videos, and more.

We’ve been hearing about WhatsApp polls for months, but they’re still not available on the live version of the app.

They quickly make you quiz your buddies: maybe “where should we go for dinner tonight?” or “What do you think of the new Marvel movie?”

Unfortunately there is no release date yet.

It can take days, weeks, or even months for surveys to land on your phone.

As it stands, you can share polls with other members in a group chat.

And you can add up to 12 options to the poll.

You can access the feature from the Chat Action page, where you can also send documents, locations, or contact profiles.

Luckily, it’s possible to try polls now if you download the beta version.

Follow our guide below to get all new WhatsApp features first.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Join the WhatsApp beta iOS is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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