WhatsApp Channels is a feature that allows businesses and organizations to broadcast messages to a large audience. It was launched in June 2023.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow channel admins to create polls. This feature is still under development but is expected to be released soon.
WABetaInfo mentions: “In our opinion, bringing a poll feature to channels can be very useful as it is the best tool to collect feedback from channel followers. We believe that introducing polls can often encourage more active interaction compared to simple emoji reactions. We believe this feature will definitely help channel owners gather valuable insights from their audience and channel followers can feel more connected to the community as a whole.”
The polls feature could be a useful way for channel admins to get feedback from their audience and learn more about their interests. It can also be used to run a contest or giveaway.
The website mentions that there will be an additional layer of privacy that will not reveal voters’ phone numbers.
WABetaInfo stated: “It is very important to emphasize that poll votes will always be protected for additional privacy. This means that when you participate in a channel survey, your phone number always remains hidden and is not revealed to the channel owner and other followers.”
How will the survey feature work?
Channel members will be able to vote in polls by tapping the desired answer. Once the poll is closed, channel admins will be able to see the results and share them with the group.
Advantages of the polls feature
The polls feature could be a valuable tool for channel admins. It can be used for:
- Get feedback from channel members about new products or features
- Conduct surveys to learn more about your channel’s audience
- Organize contests and giveaways
- Engage channel members and drive engagement
When will the polls feature be released?
WhatsApp has not yet announced the release date of the polls feature. However, since it is already in development, it is expected to be released soon.
The polls feature could be a valuable addition to WhatsApp channels. This would allow channel admins to get feedback from their audience and engage them in a more meaningful way.