WhatsApp for iOS 23.8.78: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.8.78.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a feature to limit polls to only one choice!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Allow multiple answers
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.8.78 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing certain previous updates.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? Even if WhatsApp is officially announcing the feature, some users may receive it over the coming weeks as mentioned within the changelog on the App Store.
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: feature to transcribe voice messages on iOS, multiple phones on Android!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced that a feature WhatsApp was bringing some improvements to polls. In particular, some beta testers were able to limit polls to only one choice. This update was needed as there are some questions that require only one answer, so users have to choose the one that they feel most strongly about. Recently, the company has released the WhatsApp for iOS 23.8.78 update on the App Store and we can confirm this feature is now widely rolling out to everyone:

The official changelog still mentions the ability to create your own custom stickers, announced in the WhatsApp beta for iOS 23.7.82 update, and a feature to add a new message when you remove the caption from a forwarded media, from the WhatsApp for iOS 23.8.75 update. In addition, we can also confirm that users can now disable the feature to allow users to choose different answers within polls. In our opinion, this feature is useful as it makes polls definitely more accurate and it helps us avoid misunderstandings because people could select different answers even when only one was required.

If you still don’t have one of the features released in the previous updates, note that some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, as noted in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.

The feature that allows users to limit polls to only one choice, along with all the other improvements introduced in the previous beta versions of the app, is available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience by using this new feature.

Stay up-to-date on WhatsApp news by following WABetaInfo on Twitter where you can also discover other new features for WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, Web/Desktop, and Windows.


Do you like this news? Please, let us know on Twitter: we love hearing your feedback! If you’re curious to know where you can find WABetaInfo, there is a dedicated page where you can discover our services.
In addition, we have set up a Discord Server where you can chat with other people, get help and advice, and stay up to date with the latest announcements from WABetaInfo.