Instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has rolled out an update by which users can view content from Facebook and Instagram within its app itself. Currently, a user who receives videos or images from Facebook and Instagram is redirected to these apps to view the content. However, this is set to change with the new update.
In its latest update rolled out for select iOS users, WhatsApp support will allow users to play Instagram and Facebook videos within the app, without exiting the chat. Apart from this, the new update also introduces the ability to add and revoke admin privileges from users in a group chat, and empowers admins to edit the subject, description, and icon of a chat that is already underway.
In November last year, WhatsApp had announced an update through which one can view YouTube videos directly inside the messaging app, in picture-in-picture mode. A user is not be re-directed to YouTube. Instead, the YouTube clip appears within a small floating window on the screen, so that the YouTube video and message can be seen at the same time.
The latest update is expected to be rolled out to Android users as well in the coming weeks.