In April of this year, Viber has added a new application to the function “picture in picture”, which you can use to view YouTube videos. Four months later, WhatsApp is thinking about implementing this feature in your own messenger.
As it became known, the creators of WhatsApp are testing the possibility of viewing YouTube videos in a window for messaging. In other words, the need to open external video playback application may be soon over.
Hidden opportunity in WhatsApp version 2.17.40 provides a native video playback mode. If used for watching movies, the messenger opened the browser, now the clips can be viewed directly in the chat window, without switching to a third-party application.
Videos will be played in the embedded window. The video window can be scaled and viewed in full-screen mode. You can also hide the playback window, returning to the conversation. Playback also stops automatically if the move to dialogue with the other interlocutor.
At the moment, the described feature is available in iOS on the iPhone 6 and newer. The Pro version WhatsApp for Android there is no information.