Excited already? The word is that the Facebook-owned social messaging app is using the concept of picture-in-picture (PIP) view to let users play open YouTube links within its platform.
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.
WhatsApp is testing in-app YouTube video playback in the iOS version of their beta app. This means that users can now even those files on WhatsApp which earlier required to be uploaded on cloud or back up drive. That turns out to be a bit awkward for the users at times. We have found it to be available for iPhone Beta testers and the feature is expected to be released for users with iPhone 6 and above since the videos would require a larger screen for playback.
This new update with version number 2.17.40 solves this problem.
One will also be able to hide ongoing video to read the message in the chat box.
However, it is the users of Apple devices who have come across this new feature.
This option is now been worked on internally and we assume that the feature will be released to users with larger screens. However, the video will disappear as soon as you open up a different chat. The proud possessors of the Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, and iPhone 7 & 7S Plus will be able to enjoy this new feature while using WhatsApp. The update will allow playback to launch in a picture-in-picture window.