WhatsApp will soon launch In App YouTube playback for videos

Cesar Mills
July 17, 2017

WhatsApp, the popular messaging platform, has been making rapid strides into making the videos a key feature in the app. And it is not too much of a surprise that a new update of the app is set to come out soon.

At this moment, the users of WhatsApp are redirected to the official web page of YouTube in case you click on a link that has been forwarded to the user. And that has been one of the problems that have persisted for a long time. The update is available only on the 2.17.40 beta version of WhatsApp for iOS and there is no word on when the company will release a similar update for the Android operating system.

The pinned chats feature which is already available for Android users, basically allows user to highlight their favourite chats so that it is easily accessible all the time and users doesn't have to go through the pain of going through host of messages to find any particular chat. The picture in picture concept really enhances the user's experience.

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One will also be able to hide ongoing video to read the message in the chat box.

This feature is still under development, and actually it's not possible yet to keep active the video if you change the chat: in that case the Picture in Picture mode will disappear, unfortunately. Now we have no use if the feature will also be coming to Android and Windows Phone platforms, but this might change in the future since the Youtube playback feature is in its early developments. According to WABetaInfo, the feature is currently in the works and isn't available for the public right now.

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