WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 23.17.1 (508474174).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to share polls within community announcement groups, and it is available to some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Polls – community announcement groups
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous update.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming days.
Previous news? WhatsApp is rolling out a new interface for the app settings, along with a profile tab!
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The beta program is closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter to discover when it's available.


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that a new feature for communities was available to some beta testers: polls. Previously, this feature was not available within the community announcement groups, as it would have exposed the phone numbers of those people who voted in the poll. Thanks to the phone number privacy option, WhatsApp has improved this feature and it has finally been rolled out on WhatsApp beta for Android. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app, some beta testers may experience the same enhancements!

As you can see in this screenshot, community admins may be able to create and share polls within their community announcement groups as this feature is now available to beta testers. To experience this feature, just open your community announcement group and select the poll entry point within the chat share sheet. It’s very important to note that this feature could be available only in community announcement groups of a specific size. Specifically, it might be available in community announcement groups will less than 1024 participants. However, we do not exclude the possibility that this limitation may be removed in the future.

By offering a feature that allows community admins to create and share polls within community announcement groups, WhatsApp provides community admins with a new tool for engaging with members. Through polls, administrators can ask questions and engage the community in specific decisions. It’s important to highlight that this feature is aligned with the phone number privacy option, so participating in a poll will never expose your phone number because it remains hidden by default.

The feature to share polls within community announcement groups is available to some beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.

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