After Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave details about the new features coming to WhatsApp in the F8 keynote address a week ago, the social chatting application has now released an update for the iOS clients. WhatsApp iOS update number 2.18.51 naturally conveys the capacity to watch Instagram and Facebook videos in-application. The update implies now, alongside YouTube videos, that iPhone clients can see Instagram and Facebook videos ideal inside their WhatsApp chat box too.
When are we getting it?
Earlier, when clients tapped on an Instagram or Facebook video, it would open in their particular applications installed on the gadget. In its most recent update, WhatsApp has said in its changelog that in-application video playback will work for Instagram and Facebook. Notwithstanding, it isn’t working right now. In any case, the update shows that the component ought not to be too far away, and might be enabled in the following couple of weeks.
The changelog likewise says that the feature supports PiP (or picture in picture mode) which implies that you can, in any case, explore through WhatsApp, chat with various individuals, and the video will keep on playing in a video bubble over the application. You can move the video bubble all through the screen too, and it accompanies play/pause, close, and fullscreen buttons, only the same as YouTube’s PiP video bubble. The YouTube video playback joining was presented in January this year for all iPhone clients.
At the F8 event, Zuckerberg declared that group video calling would be presented soon, where up to four individuals can join the call without a moment’s delay and see each other in split-screen mode. The application will likewise get support for third-party stickers made by engineers. Zuckerberg also used this to uncover that WhatsApp’s Status feature is utilized by more than 450 million individuals around the world. WhatsApp for Business, the as of late presented benefit focusing on business, has 3 million clients around the world, as the Facebook’s CEO said.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.