You'll soon be able to watch YouTube videos in WhatsApp

You'll soon be able to watch YouTube videos in WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently introduced the option to send any type of file through its instant messenger, but new features are expected to come to the app in the not so distant future.

Some of these new features have already been implemented into the app, but they are hidden to the public for the time being. One of the most recent WhatsApp for iOS updates introduced one feature that would certainly be very useful to users: the option to watch YouTube videos directly in WhatsApp.

Although it's still under development, the new feature allows those who can access it to watch YouTube videos in WhatsApp in the same manner as Picture in Picture mode. You can either drag the Picture in Picture mode to expand it on the entire screen, or you can open the YouTube video in a completely different WhatsApp window.

You can even drag the video window to the left or right of the screen without effectively stopping it so that you can continue to read your conversation. Apparently, the option to watch YouTube videos in WhatsApp fully supports iPhone 6 and newer devices, but Apple smartphones with smaller screens might be compatible as well.

source: WABetaInfo

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7 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2459; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Whatsapp on a roll these days. Btw, is this an ios exclusive feature?

2. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Read the article lol

9. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Gimme a break lol. Viber already has this

3. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

How about SMS support!? .. and web extension?

4. A_A_A

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

After they implemented idiotic status update feature in beginning of the year I've rolled back to previous version of WthatsApp, turned off automatic updates, never updated it and not even going to not to get status update tab appear again.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You'll be forced to update once it says that you're running an old version of whatsapp and it is no longer supported.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

whatsapp versions become obsolete after a while. You will have to update.

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