WhatsApp is adding a few new updates around polling and sharing on its platform, the company announced on Thursday. Most notably, you can now create one-vote polls and forward media with captions.
You now have the option to create one-vote polls, which means you can run a poll where people are only allowed to vote once. At this point, polls are multiple choice questions by default. You can disable the “allow multiple answers” option when creating a poll. The messaging app also now allows users to filter posts by polls, just like you can with photos, videos, or links. You can do this by pressing “Search” and then “Polls” to find a list of all results.
Plus, you’ll now receive notifications when people vote on your polls. You also get to see how many people voted in the poll total.
As for sharing, you can now forward media with captions. WhatsApp notes that when forwarding media with a caption, you now have the option to keep it, delete it, or completely rewrite it. WhatsApp notes that in the past you may not have had time to add context to forwarded media before someone responds. Another new update lets you add a caption before sharing a document.
WhatsApp says the new updates have been rolled out globally and will be available to all users in the coming weeks.
The new updates come a week after WhatsApp finally rolled out multi-device login support for more than one phone. Until now, users could only use one WhatsApp account on one phone and multiple associated desktop devices. With the new rollout, users’ messages will be synced across devices, including other phones. So even if one device is disabled, they can access the app on other devices.