Four Cool Things That You Can Do With Viber’s New Polls

Published · Tuesday, February 26, 2019 08:27 AM

We’ve all been in these tough situations before: being tasked to take charge of dinner plans for your big family or having lengthy discussions with your friends on which movie to watch on your next hangout. Navigating different food choices or picky preferences to arrive on the best option is a real struggle – but Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging platforms, has got you covered.

With the new Polls feature, Viber is trying to resolve our timeless, exhausting, and frustrating “Where Should We” or “What Should We” argument once and for all. Just tap the polls icon (which can be found in the chat menu), type your poll question, and add a set of up 10 choices participants can choose from. Anyone in the group chat can vote by tapping the heart button next to each one.

Instead of having long chats with your friends or loved ones, you can just offer them a poll with a list of suggestions. From the most mundane decisions to the most crucial ones, here are some real-life situations where you can use the new Viber Polls.

Make everyone in your barkada choose your summer destination. Viber lets you use its polls feature to create a shortlist of places or add other choices that your pals can vote on. It doesn’t guarantee all the member’s happiness with the final result, but at least you tried to settle in the most democratic way.

Schedule events the easiest way with Viber Polls. Whether you’re planing a fancy dinner or a family reunion, Viber’s new feature helps users organize social gatherings and invite attendees in their communities or groups to their upcoming events. Users can announce all the exclusive details and make a poll in their group chat to know who can join event.

Get instant feedback for your survey or market research. It’s never easy to get people engaged in online surveys, whether it’s for school or business, but Viber Polls helps you capture your respondents’ attention and encourage them to participate in your quick poll. With this latest feature, users can also see the live results or tally of votes as the count goes up every time someone taps on the item.

Promote your business or product launch without spending much. Viber also allows users to market their business or create buzz on their product - even on a shoestring budget. One of the ways of promoting your business is by keeping in touch with people through Communities. Aside from endorsing the items, users can ask people for their comments or suggestions to improve the product or service. In Communities, the poll votes are anonymous to regular members, and only the admins can see the results and check how other super admins or admins voted.

While security is still top of mind for Viber, the messaging app continues to innovate and add features to expand to many markets and enhance its services.

About Rakuten Viber:

At Rakuten Viber, we connect people. No matter who they are, or where they are from. Our global user base has access to a range of features like one-on-one chats, video calls, group messaging, and updates and discussions with their favorite brands and celebrities. We ensure our users have a secure and free environment to share their emotions. 

Rakuten Viber is part of Rakuten Inc., a world leader in e-commerce and financial services. It is the official communication channel of FC Barcelona, and the official instant messaging and calling app partner of the Golden State Warriors.

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About Rakuten:

Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to more than 1 billion members around the world. Since 2012, Rakuten has ranked in the top 20 of Forbes Magazine's annual "World's Most Innovative Companies" list. The Rakuten Group has over 14,000 employees, and operations in 29 countries and regions.

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