WhatsApp announces iOS users can now text, view YouTube videos simultaneously

To address what’s possibly the top demand of users, WhatsApp announced that by installing its latest update, one can view YouTube videos directly inside the messaging app, in picture-in-picture mode

Published: 29th November 2017 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2017 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

In a bid to address what’s possibly the top demand of all users, WhatsApp has announced that by installing its latest update, one can view YouTube videos directly inside the messaging app, in picture-in-picture mode. (Photo | Associated PRess)

Whatsapp icon seen on a smartphone. (Photo | Associated Press)

By ANI

LONDON: In a bid to address what’s possibly the top demand of all users, WhatsApp has announced that by installing its latest update, one can view YouTube videos directly inside the messaging app, in picture-in-picture mode.

If a YouTube link has been sent on a conversation, then users can directly view the video through the link on WhatsApp itself, as it will no longer be re-directed to YouTube.

Instead, the YouTube clip will appear within a small floating window on your screen, thus implying that you can watch YouTube videos and message at the same time. 

Users can also jump between different chats without the clip pausing or closing, The Independent reports.
 
With this new update, users can also record longer audio messages than before. To record a message, users no longer need to keep the ‘Record’ button pressed for the duration of the audio message. Instead, he/she can now swipe up while recording, and thus the recording will be locked to send.
 
However, the two updates are presently available to iOS users only, but is likely to be rolled out to Android users as well.

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