A new WhatsApp update for iOS has rolled out today. With the update, you can now play YouTube videos in WhatsApp. It’s worth notable the YouTube feature comes with Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, enabling you to keep watching videos even when you navigate to another chat.
WhatsApp’s new iPhone update was first spotted by WABetaInfo, which adds that the feature may need to be enabled with a server-side switch. Here, we’ll tell you about how to play YouTube videos in WhatsApp for iOS. Read on.
Play YouTube Videos in WhatsApp
Earlier, when users had tapped on the link, the video would open in the YouTube app or browser installed on their smartphone. According to the grapevine, the YouTube feature in WhatsApp is currently disabled and it will soon be enabled from the server.
Though it may not be a big update, it has the potential to fix an all-too-common annoyance for many users. You can now play YouTube videos in WhatsApp instead of having to pause your conversation.
Apart from this, the latest WhatsApp update also makes it easier for users to record long voice messages. The voice recording lock feature, as the name suggests, lets you record audios without holding down the microphone button. Instead, you just need to hold the recording button and swipe it up to lock the recording. Once you’re done, tapping the finger will end the audio recording and send to the concerned person.
The new WhatsApp version 2.17.81 for iPhone is now available to download via the App Store and the changes are provided in the What’s New section. Currently, the update is limited to iPhone users, but it’s likely to roll out for Android soon.
It has been reported that WhatsApp is rolling out the YouTube feature in a phased manner. So, in case you’re not able to play YouTube videos in WhatsApp even after upgrading your app to the latest version, don’t worry as you may get the new feature in the next couple of hours or days.
Meanwhile, reports also suggest that WhatsApp is prepping up to bring another feature with which you can switch between voice and video calls at the same time. The company is even testing a feature that will let you mute videos in chats, in case your friend starts pranking you with funny videos.
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