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YouTube videos can now be watched on WhatsApp messenger

WhatsApp launched a new feature which will allow you to watch YouTube videos in the messenger itself

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YouTube videos can now be watched in the WhatsApp messenger itself. Pixabay
YouTube videos can now be watched in the WhatsApp messenger itself. Pixabay
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  • WhatsApp launched a new feature for iOS users
  • iOS users can watch YouTube videos on WhatsApp messenger
  • The feature requires a WhatsApp update to version 2.18.11

We all wished that we could watch YouTube videos while chatting on WhatsApp. Our wish has come true! WhatsApp has finally come up with a new feature for iOS users where they can play YouTube videos right within the WhatsApp messenger.

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All you need to do is update your WhatsApp version to the 2.18.11 update on Apple App Store, that brings bug fixes and general improvements, in order to remotely receive the activation of this feature.

This new feature is for iOS user only, it is yet to be launched for android. Pixabay
This new feature is for iOS user only, it is yet to be launched for Android. Pixabay

Once WhatsApp is updated, you will be able to watch YouTube videos whenever someone sends you a YouTube link. You no longer will have to move out of the WhatsApp messenger to watch it.

To view a YouTube video on WhatsApp, users simply have to share or receive the URL in a chat and they will see the play button in a bubble.

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Earlier, when users clicked on the link, the YouTube video would open in YouTube app installed on the smartphones.

To use this feature you need to update your WhatsApp version to 2.18.11. Pixabay
To use this feature you need to update your WhatsApp version to 2.18.11. Pixabay

“Fortunately, WhatsApp has worked to allow videos not to be stopped when the user changes the chat,” WABetaInfo said.

The update is yet to come to Android and Windows users.

WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users in India and 1.2 billion users worldwide. (IANS)

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