Now you can play YouTube videos right inside WhatsApp

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New updates to the WhatsApp instant messaging app were released first for iOS devices.

The new update has a large size of 105MB in the Apple App Store.

Apparently, the YouTube feature in WhatsApp is now disabled and it would soon enable it from the server. "When recording a Voice Message, just swipe up to lock recording so you can continue to record without keeping your finger down", read the description. You will be able to keep watching the video even if you are doing another chat via picture-in-picture capability.

WhatsApp's latest update fixes two annoying issues.


You might have noticed before that when you open a YouTube video link, you will be redirected to the YouTube app on your smartphone.

It is not known when the YouTube feature in particular will come to Android, and at the time of writing we couldn't get the feature to work despite updating the app, so we've asked WhatsApp for clarification. The latest update can also help you record long messages easily.

The latest update can also help you record long messages easily. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

WhatsApp is not a popular app for any reason, but it's because of the sheer efforts the company dedicates into ensuring the billions who use the app have the best features that are also easy to use.


WhatsApp is also testing a feature that will allow you to mute videos in chats, in case your friends start pranking you with Rebecca Black videos.

For instance, when holding the mic button, one can not do anything else on the app, including scrolling through the open chat for more info that may be valuable to the voice message being recorded.

The recipient, however, will be able to reject the upcoming video call if he or she wants.


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