The new update allows users to play YouTube videos directly within the chat window. The feature is equipped with a picture-in-picture mode that lets users navigate to another conversation while still watching the video.
WABetaInfo was the first to report the update, however, the feature doesn’t appear to be working properly. WABetaInfo also reported that the team is working on fixing the issue.
The new update is a good change as it saves time from switching between two apps.
Another update that WhatsApp released was a feature that helps you record long messages with ease.
“Want to easily record long Voice Messages? When recording a Voice Message, just swipe up to lock recording so you can continue to record without keeping your finger down,” read the App Store update log in.
Users won’t have to hold on the recording button for the duration of their audio message. You can now swipe up while recording which will engage the recording option; freeing up your fingers.
Whatsapp is also working on a new feature that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call while the voice call is in progress. The feature will be added in the 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.
“WhatsApp is also testing a feature that will allow to directly mute a video,” the report added.
The new WhatsApp v2.17.81 app for iPhone is now available to download via the App Store.The update has only rolled out to iOS users so far, but it will be available on Android soon.