New feature: YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp may soon roll out

WhatsApp one of the largest messaging app with over 1.2 billion global users may soon launch a new feature where IOS users can directly watch You Tube videos in the app. This hidden feature of WhatsApp is a part of update version 2.17.40, and it is not made public yet.

This new upcoming feature will allow users to watch YouTube videos in Picture-in-Picture mode without opening YouTube. There will be a new window to watch the videos in full screen and if they wish to go back to the chats they can simply slide it to the right to completely hide the video.

Reportedly, this feature is likely to work with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It’s not clear that when this feature will be rolled out for iOS users and whether this feature will soon be updated in the Android and Windows operating system or not.