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You can now play Instagram and Facebook videos directly within WhatsApp, thanks to a new feature added to the messaging service.
That means when you tap on a link from either site that contains footage, you no longer have to leave your conversation in order to watch it.
Instead, the clip appears as a floating window within the app, letting users continue messaging their friends while watching.
The company began rolling out the update to iOS users worldwide today, with the company yet to release an Android equivalent.
Now when you tap on an Instagram or Facebook link in a conversation you no longer have to leave the app in order to watch it (stock image)
The new feature comes as part of an update to the Facebook-subsidiary service, which aims to make it easier to communicate between different apps owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s social network.
To make use of it, you need to download the latest iOS WhatsApp update from the App Store.
It also supports a picture-in-picture mode that WhatsApp has incorporated into a number of its more recent updates.
As well as watching clips at the same time as messaging friends, users can also resize the video window using a pinch gesture and maximise it to full screen for a better view.
‘When you receive a link to an Instagram or Facebook video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp,’ the company wrote in a description of its update on the App Store.
‘With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.
Now when a friend sends you a link from either Instagram or Facebook the videos will play directly within the WhatsApp interface (stock image)
In addition to Facebook and Instagram in-app video, today’s update also gives group administrators on iOS more capabilities.
Admins can now switch their group’s subject or icon, and control what other members have administrative control over.
The update follows a series of recent changes to the messaging app.
In November, WhatsApp released a similar video-based update for links sent from video-sharing app YouTube.
Now when users tap on a YouTube link in a conversation they no longer have to leave the app in order to watch it.
Previously users were forced to watch videos sent by friends and family in a full screen window on YouTube.
This stops you from being able to continue your conversation as you watch clips and means
Source: Dailymail uk