How to use polls

Web and Desktop
Polls are a simple way to ask questions and get real-time answers in a group chat.

Create a poll

  1. Open a chat.
  2. Tap
    > Poll.
  3. Under Question, enter your question.
  4. Under Options, enter your poll options. Tap and hold
    to change the order of your poll options by sliding up or down.
    • Users can vote for multiple options on polls by default. To prevent users from voting for more than one option, turn off the Allow multiple answers toggle by tapping it.
  5. Tap
    to create your poll.
Note: To receive updates on incoming votes, make sure push notifications for WhatsApp are enabled on your device. You will only receive one push notification for each poll you create.

Respond to a poll

Tap on the options you want to vote for.
  • To remove your vote for an option, tap the option again.
  • If the creator of the poll has turned off multiple answers, tapping multiple options will deselect the options that you previously tapped.

View poll details

To view the results of an active poll, including the number of members who have voted:
  1. Open the chat with the poll you want to view.
  2. Locate the poll, then tap View votes.

Find a poll

To search for a poll:
  1. From the Chats screen, tap the search bar.
  2. Tap Polls.

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