WhatsApp Beta for iPhone supports 'in-app' playback of YouTube videos

Eloi Lecerf
Julho 17, 2017

WhatsApp is one such messaging platform, the developer of which releases new updates quite frequently. Meanwhile, WhatsApp had recently come up with an update that will allow users to share all types of file and documents on the app.

As of now if one wants to watch a video through WhatsApp, it automatically opens YouTube app, so users can view YouTube video. This means that users can now even those files on WhatsApp which earlier required to be uploaded on cloud or back up drive.

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The new feature was first discovered by WABetainfo, now not available for beta users as it is in testing.

This new update with version number 2.17.40 solves this problem. However, any regular WhatsApp user will know that the app does not allow its members to play YouTube videos directly in the app. The picture in picture concept really enhances the user's experience. And in case, the video is causing any hindrance to the proper reading of the text message, the user can hide the picture in picture mode for the time being. However, the report says that you can not continue viewing the video on YouTube if you change the chat. There is no news regarding this new feature's availability for Android and Windows users. The proud possessors of the Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, and iPhone 7 & 7S Plus will be able to enjoy this new feature while using WhatsApp. The feature is supported on all versions of the iPhone above iPhone 6, but not iPhone 5, likely due to the smaller screen, and it is not clear if the feature will also be coming to Windows Phone and Android. It is expected that it is not going to be too long before this update is rolled out by the developer of the app.

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