Is WhatsApp getting in-app YouTube support?

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This is not a feature that will be remotely enabled, at the moment (so also this may change in future), but it will be enabled with a new WhatsApp update on the AppStore when the feature will be ready. The feature is under works. In November 2016, in-app video calls were rolled out - which was a popular decision: The company cites that its 1.2 billion users spend more than 340 million minutes each day making video calls.

We recently heard that WhatsApp had started to support more file types and now it looks like more features are coming to the messaging app. The chat app now also allows iOS users to delete multiple files at once.

The support for YouTube video playback is discovered by WABetaInfo.

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.

Furthermore, you can also hide the video in the PIP mode temporarily without interrupting the video to read the message in the chat window. This will save time of clicking the link and then directing to YouTube.

The news arrives via WABetaInfo, which claims that WhatsApp is now testing the feature with a small number of users on iOS devices.

Apart from that, Whatsapp will now not compress pictures sent to you by friends and acquaintances.

WhatsApp is testing in-app YouTube video playback in the iOS version of their beta app. We are not sure if this will also come for Android or Windows Phones.



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