WhatsApp rolls out in-app YouTube playback for iOS in the latest Beta

WhatsApp is now testing a new feature for iOS devices which will let you view YouTube in-app or you can have the video running from YouTube while you’re using WhatsApp. A hidden feature in version 2.17.40 of the app, uncovered by WABetaInfo, allows users to launch playback of links to YouTube video sent in messages in a picture-in-picture window. Users are able to resize the floating window using pinch to zoom, open the video in a full-screen dedicated page, and also hide the window without interrupting playback by docking the video on the size of the chat.


The feature is supported on iPhone 6 and above due to the display size and will be hitting the public version in the coming weeks. However, it is still not sure if this feature will make it to Android and Windows Phone devices or not.

You can check out this feature in action on WABetaInfo. In the meantime, do let us know what do you think about this feature in the comments section below.

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