WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp releases new Message Yourself feature, check how to use it
A few days back WhatsApp officially started rolling out the Telegram-like Polls feature to all its Android and iOS customers. Now the company is bringing another Telegram feature to WhatsApp users known as “Message Yourself.”
Telegram has been providing a “Saved messages” feature to its users for a long time, in which you can save any messages, pictures, videos, or files so that you do not have to wander here and there on your phone to find them.
WhatsApp is now rolling out a similar feature to its customers through a new app update. The new WhatsApp Message Yourself feature provides users the ability to send themselves messages, lists, documents, pictures, videos, and any other form of media.
It will allow you to share notes with yourself and forward any message or multimedia file from other chats within the app. You can also record voice notes and click photos on WhatsApp as you do with other contacts and keep them for yourself.
Now you don’t need to make a group and remove people to create your private space for saving messages or important files and media.
How to use WhatsApp Message Yourself feature:
First of all, make sure to update your WhatsApp to the latest version. To do so, you can simply visit Google Play Store on Android smartphones and App Store on iOS phones.
Open “WhatsApp” on your phone and tap on “Create a new chat icon” on the home page. You will be able to see your own number from the contacts at the top. Simply, select “your number” and start messaging.
Do note that this is a staged rollout and it might not be available for all users at the present time. If the feature has not reached you yet, have patience and wait for a few hours or days. As soon as the company will ensure its stability, it will make a wider rollout.
Say 👋 to 🆕 Message Yourself.
You can now send reminders 📝, inspiration ☁️, and everything in between to yourself in one easy-to-find place synced across all your devices. pic.twitter.com/4dahlgXysi
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) November 29, 2022
WhatsApp Polls now available for all Android and iOS users, here’s how to use
WhatsApp has been testing the Telegram and Twitter-like Polls features for Android and iOS users for a long time. Now, the company is officially rolling out the WhatsApp Poll feature for everyone through a new app update.
WhatsApp Polls feature is making it easy and fun to make decisions on any group or community. Anyone in a group can ask questions and put related options while other members can choose to mark one option.
Now you don’t have to scroll through long group chats to see everyone’s reply to the asked question, just tap on the poll options and see who has chosen that option.
In case you need some tips on how to use and create WhatsApp Poll, you can check out the easy guide mentioned below. I’m using this feature in Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, you can see if it’s available on your phone.
How to use WhatsApp Poll:
In any WhatsApp group or chat, tap on the attachment button (or “+” icon in iOS). Alongside Documents, Location, Payment, and other options, you will see the “Poll” option at the last on the menu. Tap on it.
In the “Ask question” section enter the question you want to create a poll for. Next to this, you will see “Options”. You can add multiple options here – enter the two options and more “Add” options will appear automatically. Once done, simply hit the “Send” button.
It’s worth mentioning that the WhatsApp Polls feature is rolling out in a staged manner, which means it is not available for all Android and iOS users at the time. Some outdated smartphone users could get the feature in the coming time.
Make sure to update your WhatsApp to the latest version to get access to this feature. To do so you can simply head over to Google Play Store on Android and App Store on iOS.
📊 Polls are here!
Now making decisions in the group chat is even easier and even more fun. pic.twitter.com/WVsAI6Nk2B
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) November 16, 2022
Upcoming WhatsApp Polls feature leaked
WhatsApp seems to be internally testing to create Polls in the Messenger app’s groups to bring it as a new feature in the future. As per the information revealed by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has recently seeded a new Beta version update – 188.8.131.52, which brings the ability to create polls.
Going further with the information, the under-testing WhatsApp feature will be available for the Public after successful testing and functional stability. This feature will allow you to share polls with other members of the WhatsApp chat group.
As of now, the unreleased WhatsApp Polls lets you add up to 12 options, which could be changed before/after the Public release of the feature. The source discovered the feature after upgrading WhatsApp Android Beta to version 184.108.40.206, inside the Clip menu of the group chat.
Have an early look:
One more this, the WhatsApp Polls feature is not appearing to all Beta testers as the developers might have set an availability limit. If you love interacting with your family, friends, and loved ones through WhatsApp groups, the Polls would be a great addition to the messenger app.
If you are planning a trip or picnic, just use the Polls feature, add preferred locations or eatable stuff and share in the Group. Other participants will surely be available to vote, while we currently haven’t any idea about additional tools and settings of the feature that we have already in Telegram.
Get latest WhatsApp Stable/Beta here: