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You Can Soon Be Able To Play YouTube Videos In WhatsApp

| Published on July 17, 2017

Well, every social media platform recently is leaving no stone unturned to update their app and standout from the rest. Be it Facebook using profile guards or Instagram allowing people to share multiple updates everybody nowadays comes one step ahead keeping in mind the requirements of the society.

WhatsApp too few months back updated by allowing users to upload their everyday stories on the app and now rumours are that one will be able to watch YouTube videos within the app!

Presently, one can’t play YouTube videos in WhatsApp. If YouTube video link is shared then it either opens on another browser or opens up in YouTube app in one’s smartphone. But if rumours are to be believed then very soon WhatsApp will let one play videos within the app itself.

In the 2.17.40 version of the app for Apple iPhone, that is out in the App Store currently, WhatsApp will now test the in-app YouTube playback support as a hidden feature. According to popular web portal WABetaInfo, it’s not yet available in market because still the feature is in test phase. Once it’s successful it will be made available for the masses.

According to reports, WhatsApp will allow one to watch YouTube videos as a picture-in-picture mode. One can also pinch on the videos to resize or watch full screen. Also, you can browse through your messages inside chat as well, by hiding the video on the side. But once you change the chat you won’t be able to continue watching it.

Presently the feature is just available in ios phones and would take time before it’s available for both ios and android phones. If in this test phase they are not able to find any kind of error or bug problems then it would be soon available in market.

Meanwhile WhatsApp came with an update that allows to share file and documents of all formats. Along with that features like the option of swiping up from the in-app camera to see videos and images from the gallery, sending multiple pics as an album, and simpler text formatting.

We will have to wait few more days for any further announcement.

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