YouTube videos will play in WhatsApp chats

iOS users may soon be able to watch YouTube videos within the messaging service without disturbing the chat

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YouTube videos will play in WhatsApp chats The feature is available for iOS, but as of yet there is no mention of Android and Windows compatibility. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 19, 2017

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to watch YouTube videos directly in the messaging app.

The feature has not yet been released, but WhatsApp plans to use the Picture in Picture concept, meaning users can either drag the Picture in Picture mode to expand it on the screen or open the YouTube video in a new WhatsApp window.

Also the YouTube video can be dragged from left to right without having to pause the video or stop reading the conversation.

According to WABetaInfo, the feature will be compatible with iPhone 6 devices and newer due to the bigger screen sizes, however smaller iPhone devices may not be supported. As this is still in its development stage, WhatsApp could make this option available for older iPhone models.

The feature is available for iOS, but as of yet there is no mention of Android and Windows compatibility.

As of late, WhatsApp has introduced an array of new features, including the ‘Pin Chat' option as well as the popular ‘Recall' feature.

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