After the wait, it’s finally here as WhatsApp’s YouTube integration feature is now available for iPhone users. As we all know, the test of playing YouTube videos directly from your whatsapp feature was announced last year and today it is finally official to all iPhone users. Now, iPhone users have the access to the new feature that enables users to view YouTube videos right within a chat.
On like before, when users clicked on the link, the YouTube video would open in YouTube app installed on smartphones. With the new YouTube support, iOS users can now tap on a YouTube link to open up a YouTube video in the app itself. It comes with play/pause, close, and fullscreen buttons.
Additionally, users also have the option of increasing and decreasing the size of the video bubble. The bubble can also be moved anywhere on the screen. However, when we moved the video window around, it either settled on the top of the screen or at the bottom.
The new WhatsApp for iPhone update comes with a new feature, where the YouTube video continues to play even after a user exits the chat. The video continues to play even when a user switches to another chat. In order to play a YouTube video on WhatsApp, simply receive its URL in a chat and click on it to get the video bubble.
The YouTube bubble appears only when a user receives a video. So, if a user shares a video with a contact, they themselves cannot watch it within the app.
Presently, The YouTube video streaming feature for currently available only for the WhatsApp for iOS app. It remains to be seen when Android users will receive the update.
In order to get the new YouTube PiP (Picture-in-Picture) support feature, users need to download the latest version v2.18.11 of WhatsApp for iPhone from the App Store.