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WhatsApp for iOS improving PiP reproduction of Instagram, YouTube videos

IANS | November 02, 2021 03:59 PM

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook-owned WhatsApp for iOS is rolling out a new beta version of its app. With this update, users can get a new interface to watch videos from Instagram, YouTube and other sites within the app.

As reported by WABetaInfo, version 2.21.220.15 of the app brings a new interface for picture-in-picture (PiP) video reproduction, implementing a new control bar.

According to the publication, "it allows moving the picture-in-picture view easily, and it also implements some shortcuts, like the possibility to end the video and to show it in full-screen mode".

Citing WABetainfo, 9To5Mac notes that only a few iOS beta testers will be able to take advantage of this new control bar, as WhatsApp is slowly rolling out this feature over new versions of the app.

The blog also points out that "some iOS beta testers might notice a small change after playing a YouTube video within WhatsApp" as the app "immediately shows it in full-screen mode".

WAbetaInfo said this feature has also been rolled out for specific beta testers.

As per the report, in another beta version of WhatsApp, the company refreshed its branding for 'WhatsApp from Meta'.

Meta is the name of the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, among other apps.

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