WhatsApp just got rid of a major annoyance

November 29, 2017

 With WhatsApp, you can finally watch videos with your friends.

 

The messaging platform has rolled out a new update to its iOS app that will allow users to play YouTube videos within the app itself, Hindustan Timesreports.

 

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Now, when you receive a YouTube link and click on it, the video will play in WhatsApp. Before, the video would open in the YouTube app or a browser.

 

You can also keep playing the video while you navigate to another chat, with a feature that WhatsApp refers to as "picture-in-picture." 

 

The feature is not yet enabled, but WhatsApp news website WABetaInfobelieves it will begin working tonight (though it's unclear where it got the timeframe info).

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Note that the YouTube feature in WhatsApp is currently disabled, also if the changelog reports it.

 

Though this update is small, it has the potential to fix an all-too-common annoyance for many users. You can now watch videos alongside your friends, rather than having to pause your conversation, possibly getting pulled down a YouTube autoplay hole as more videos get cued up. 

 

WhatsApp is also testing a feature that will allow you to mute videos in chats, in case your friends start pranking you with Rebecca Black videos.

 

This type of integration with third-party apps is new for the traditionally bare-bones user experience of WhatsApp. Will the Facebook-owned service heading down the same path as its cousin, Facebook Messenger, and become a more immersive, integrated user experience? This could be the first step.

Probably they missed to enable it.
I will inform you when WhatsApp will enable

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