WhatsApp Will Soon Play YouTube Videos Within The App
WhatsApp has been the most successful instant messaging app and right now, it barely has any competition. But, an app needs to keep on evolving and adding new features incentivises users to come back to your app rather than switching to some other new one.
Keeping that in mind, WhatsApp has recently updated its iOS app to add a new functionality which will enable WhatsApp to play YouTube videos within the app.
The new update comes with WhatsApp version 2.17.81, which is currently available to download via the App Store. However, the PiP mode is currently not working and the YouTube link in the conversations still takes you to the YouTube app.
Note that the YouTube feature in WhatsApp is currently disabled, also if the changelog reports it. Probably they missed to enable it.
I will inform you when WhatsApp will enable it from the server, probably tonight.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) November 28, 2017
According to WABetaInfo, the YouTube playback feature is not yet enabled from a server side switch, the WhatsApp server. After the update, the app is capable of running PiP mode and it will be functional as soon as WhatsApp enables the switch from its server end.
For Android users, there is no word on this update yet but, the next app update should bring this feature to Android devices as well.