WhatsApp's latest update comes for the confused

Emre Çitak
May 5, 2023
Apps, Mobile Computing

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, has launched a series of new features aimed at improving its polling capabilities and offering more options for captions. These updates are being rolled out globally and will be available to all users in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp's latest updates are designed to enhance the user experience and make it easier to communicate with friends and family. The new polling and caption features offer users more options and flexibility, while the search and notification features will make it simpler to stay up to date with the latest polls. The caption forwarding feature will be a particularly useful addition, making it easier to share media with accurate captions.

One poll, multiple ideas

WhatsApp's original polling feature, which launched last year, has been improved with new options. The latest update allows users to switch from multiple-choice polls to single-vote polls, making it easier to gather accurate feedback. Additionally, users can now search for polls across their chats, making it simpler to find and respond to polls. With the new notification feature, users will be alerted when someone responds to their poll, allowing them to stay up to date with the latest results.

WhatsApp polls update will allow users to vote on multiple choices - Image courtesy of Meta

Picture caption forwarding made easier

WhatsApp has also streamlined the process of forwarding captions with photos and videos. In the past, users have struggled to forward media with the correct caption, but this new feature makes it easier than ever before. Now, when forwarding images, users can choose to keep, delete, or rewrite the caption that was originally attached to them. This feature is expected to be a welcome addition for those who have experienced difficulties with caption forwarding.

Another useful update is the addition of a caption feature for documents. Users can now add captions when sharing newspaper articles, work documents, and other files. This new feature will allow users to provide context for recipients and make it easier to share relevant information.


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