WhatsApp update for iPhone allows users to watch YouTube videos with Picture-in-Picture mode

Updated On : 29 Nov , 2017 , 08:03 AM
WhatsApp update for iPhone allows users to watch YouTube Videos with Picture-in-Picture mode
WhatsApp update for iPhone allows users to watch YouTube Videos with Picture-in-Picture mode
New Delhi:

Popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp has rolled out new update for iPhone users that allows them to watch YouTube videos directly within a conversation.

This latest update will allow user to play YouTube video in picture-in-picture mode so that they can move from one chat to another while watching the video.

Spotted by WABetaInfo, the new WhatsApp for iPhone v2.17.81 is now available for download on the App Store with the details regarding the changes available in the What's New section.

"When you receive a link to a YouTube video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat", the new update read on AppStore.

Additionally, the YouTube feature is currently disabled and according to WABetaInfo the feature may need to be enabled with a server side switch.

The latest update also brings in the ability to lock recording so users can record a voice message without holding the button down.

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"Want to easily record long Voice Messages? When recording a Voice Message, just swipe up to lock recordings, so you can continue to record without keeping your finger down", read the description.

As per the WABetaInfo report, in the new Android update, WhatsApp is also developing a new feature that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call while the voice call is still in progress.

However, the recipient will be able to decline the video call if he or she wants to.

"WhatsApp is also testing a feature that will allow to directly mute a video", the report added.

First Published : Wednesday, November 29, 2017 07:41 AM
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