Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp on iOS devices

According to WABetaInfo, in a new Android update, WhatsApp is developing a new button that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call without stopping the voice call in progress.

Instead of focusing on the usual new emojis and business-related updates, they are now working on something very unique and specific to Apple products. If you are an iPhone or iPad user, all you need to do is to update your WhatsApp to the latest version on iTunes. Earlier tapping on the video link would redirect users to the YouTube page of the video. "With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat", the new update read on AppStore.

It lets users to choose the video quality for the downloads; either HD quality videos or a light on data and space standard quality videos.

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The YouTube Go app also allows you to download YouTube videos on your phone's storage directly in any of the three abovementioned resolutions. The best thing is that you can continue watching videos while navigating to other chats at the same time. Other features include the addition of sharing the offline YouTube videos, stored in the Android device within either internal or external memories, with friends that are nearby. The feature is supposed to help send long voice messages much easily. As of now, the users have to keep the recording button in chat windows pressed down for recording a voice message, and release it to send the recorded message. The app is now only available for download on Android platform and Apple users might have to wait a little longer before an iOS rollout.

In India, WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users, while there are 1.2 billion users across the world. The updated version, v2.17.81 for iPhone is available to download in the App Store and the changes in the update are listed in the What's New section.

  • Joe Gonzales