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SendPoll#

This method is intended for sending messages with a poll to a private or group chat. The message will be added to the send queue. The message is stored for 24 hours in the queue and will be sent immediately after phone authorization. The rate of message dispatch from the queue is governed by the message sending interval parameter.

Request#

To send, you need to make a request to the address:

POST {{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/sendPoll/{{apiTokenInstance}}

To get the apiUrl, idInstance and apiTokenInstance request parameters, refer to the Before You Start section.

Request Parameters#

Parameter Type Required Description
chatId string Yes Chat Identifier
message string Yes Message text. Emoji characters 😃 are supported. The maximum length of the message text is 255 characters.
options array Yes Array of poll options. The number of answer options in a poll cannot be more than 12. Answer options must be different from each other by at least one symbol.
multipleAnswers boolean No Allow multiple answers. true - enabled, false - disabled, default: false
quotedMessageId string No If specified, the message will be sent quoting the specified chat message

options array fields:

Parameter Type Description
optionName string Poll choice option text

Example of Request Body#

Sending a message to a private chat:

{
    "chatId": "11001234567@c.us",
    "message": "Please choose the color:",
    "options": [
        {"optionName": "green"},
        {"optionName": "red"},
        {"optionName": "blue"}
    ],
    "multipleAnswers": false,
}

Response#

Response Fields#

Field Type ОписанDescriptionие
idMessage string Identifier of the sent message

Example of Response Body#

{
    "idMessage": "3EB0C767D097B7C7C030"
}

Example of Display for the Receiver#

Example of poll display

SendMessage errors#

For a list of errors common to all methods, refer to Common errors section

curl example#

curl --location --request POST '{{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/sendPoll/{{apiTokenInstance}}' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
    "chatId": "11001234567@c.us",
    "message": "Please choose the color:",
    "options": [{"optionName": "green"}, {"optionName": "red"}, {"optionName": "blue"}]
}'
Sub SendPoll()
    Dim url As String
    Dim RequestBody As String
    Dim http As Object
    Dim response As String

    ' The apiUrl, idInstance and apiTokenInstance values are available in your account, double brackets must be removed
    url = "{{apiUrl}}/waInstance{{idInstance}}/sendPoll/{{apiTokenInstance}}"

    ' chatId - chat identifier, message - message text, options - array of data about choice options, multipleAnswers - allow multiple answers. true - enabled, false - disabled, Default: false
    RequestBody = "{""chatId"":""71234567890@c.us"",""message"":""Please choose the color:"",""options"":[{""optionName"":""green""},{""optionName"":""red""},{""optionName"":""blue""}],""multipleAnswers"":false}"

    Set http = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")

    With http
        .Open "POST", url, False
        .setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/json"
        .send RequestBody
    End With

    response = http.responseText

    Debug.Print response

    ' Outputting the answer to the desired cell
    Range("A1").Value = response

    Set http = Nothing
End Sub