WhatsApp update allows Apple iPhone users to play YouTube videos

WhatsApp update allows Apple iPhone users to play YouTube videos

WhatsApp update allows Apple iPhone users to play YouTube videos

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.

WhatsApp have said the new update is being rolled out to iOS users first, but expect it to be available on Android in the near future. The updated v2.17.81 version of the application will allow people to access these features. However, Android has finally caught up and it made things easier for them. For instance, if a friend sends you a YouTube video - with this new feature you can watch the video on the app - which means WhatsApp will no longer direct you to the YouTube app for you to watch the video.

Explaining this feature, WhatsApp notes, "When you receive a link to a YouTube video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp". Besides, phones that have limited RAM and older processors may not be powerful enough to handle multiple actions at once and will painfully slow down annoying most users to the core.

Apart from watching videos offline the feature-rich app also allows users to share the downloaded videos with their friends nearby using Bluetooth.

A new WhatsApp update has fixed what is arguably two of the biggest irritations when using the popular messaging app. When you swipe it up, you will be able to record voice message without having to keep the mic button pressed.

Social media apps are regularly updated with new features, to offer more options to users and overshadow the rivals at the same time.

In India, WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users, while there are 1.2 billion users across the world. "Want to easily record long Voice Messages?" Well, chances are that the WhatsApp is rolling out the feature in a phased manner - and you'll get the app eventually - probably in the next couple of days.

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

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