We're all familiar with WhatsApp and how it got to be one of the best internet messaging apps on the market. The platform has come a long way, introducing new features as well as working its way to keep the service secure. However, the company never stops adding what it feels that users should have and at the right time. WhatsApp has been testing a new feature that allowed users to watch videos from within the app itself. It looks like the update is live as most people are seeing the feature on their iPhones. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
WhatsApp Now Allows You To Watch YouTube Videos Within The App
As we have mentioned earlier, WhatsApp has added a new feature in its app which will allow users to watch YouTube videos within the app. The feature itself is pretty straightforward and does not require any hectic operation. All you have to do is act natural and send a YouTube link. The video will automatically play on the other person's WhatsApp app.
This is a pretty neat move as users would not have to shift between apps in order to watch a YouTube video. So plenty of time would be saved since WhatsApp would not direct the link to be opened in the official YouTube app or the browser. However, there are certain aspects that you should know before using the feature.
YouTube videos in WhatsApp will be played in the PiP view (picture in picture) or the floating window. Apart from this, the updated feature basically lets you navigate the app without interrupting the video. In addition to this, the video would continue to play even if you decide to change chats. For instance, if you're done talking to a person and you want to switch conversation with another friend, the video would continue to play. The uninterrupted YouTube video experience within the WhatsApp app is pretty sweet.
The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo, which claims that the WhatsApp app should be on the version 2.18.11 in order to make use of the feature. If you haven't updated your app just yet, be sure to do so to acquire the feature. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on WhatsApp adding YouTube video support in its app? Do you think the feature should have arrived a long time ago? Share your views in the comments.
News Source: WABetaInfo