WhatsApp Desktop Can Create Link Preview Again, Group Poll Feature Beta

WhatsApp desktop can now create link previews again after WhatsApp released a fix, a report said. WhatsApp supports desktop link preview but due to some technical reasons they have recently stopped working. WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS have already enabled these features. Meanwhile, for iOS beta users, WhatsApp has received an update with a group poll feature that allows them to add a new poll to a group. While still under development, the feature makes it possible for users to add up to 12 possible options.

The development about the WhatsApp desktop link preview comes from a post by WABetainfo, a platform that tests beta features before releasing them to the public. According to the post, WhatsApp has released an update that enables WhatsApp desktops to create link previews again. This feature, however, is not available on the WhatsApp web after the introduction of multi-device functionality. To avoid confusion between the two, WhatsApp Desktop is a standalone app that can be installed on a Windows PC or Mac and used independently. WhatsApp Web Browser version of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Intex for iOS Group Polls WhatsApp for iOS

The group poll feature allows you to add 12 possible options for a query
Photo credit: WABetainfo

For the second development, the news came again courtesy of WABetainfo, which claims to have improved the WhatsApp group poll feature for the iOS beta update. First seen last month, the feature allows users to create polls in group chats and add 12 possible options for a question. This allows users to change the position of the options. The feature is under development. Note that the group poll feature is currently available on other messaging services such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram.

According to WhatsApp Tracker, the group poll feature should also be protected by end-to-end encryption. This means that only group participants are able to see the poll and results. It can also go to WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp desktop.

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Sourav Kulesh

Sourav Kulesh is a chief deputy editor of Gadgets 360. He has worked for a national daily newspaper, a news agency, a magazine and now writes technology news online. He has extensive knowledge on cyber security, enterprise and consumer technology. Write to [email protected] or contact him on Twitter via his uKuleshSourabh handle. More

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