WhatsApp’s New Feature Lets iPhone Users Watch YouTube Videos in-app

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With every iterative replace, WhatsApp is making the most-requested options obtainable to its userbase. The Fb-owned messenger has at the moment rolled out an replace for its iOS app, permitting customers to look at YouTube movies proper throughout the app itself. You now not have to go away the messaging app to binge on movies whereas texting your pals.

Now, once you obtain a YouTube hyperlink on WhatsApp, you merely have to faucet on the identical to view the video in picture-in-picture mode proper contained in the chat window. You possibly can then select to keep and chat in the identical window or navigate to a different chat because the video continues to play. You possibly can see how the YouTube movies seem throughout the WhatsApp chat window beneath:

WhatsApp’s New Feature Lets iPhone Users Watch YouTube Videos in-app
Credit: WABetaInfo

Although the changelog on the App Retailer mentions that the characteristic has been rolled out with the newest replace, WhatsApp most likely forgot to activate it from the server finish. We’ve got been tipped about the identical by well-known WhatsApp leakster WABetaInfo, who stated that the characteristic goes to be enabled at the moment.

I attempted utilizing the YouTube PiP mode on WhatsApp Messenger (v 2.17.81) on my iPhone 8 Plus operating iOS 11. However, it didn’t work and the video opened within the browser as a substitute of the chat window itself. This implies the corporate did really overlook to flip the swap on the stated YouTube integration.

I’m eagerly ready for WhatsApp to allow the characteristic as a result of it solves one of many largest annoyances with iOS. Apple’s cellular working system doesn’t have a split-screen characteristic much like Android, the place you should use YouTube and WhatsApp collectively. Earlier I needed to put a maintain on my chats to look at any YouTube video forwarded to me, however the picture-in-picture mode makes my life simpler. Have you ever additionally been ready for the discharge of this characteristic? Tell us within the feedback down beneath.