Facebook is finally adding more layers of integration between the platforms it owns, as videos from Facebook and Instagram have now started playing natively on WhatsApp.
In its most recent iOS update, WhatsApp has added support for native playback of Facebook and Instagram videos within the app, so you can watch videos sent by your contacts without having to exit your conversation and leave the app.
Until now, only YouTube videos could be played within WhatsApp, which was surprising knowing that WhatsApp has been part of the Facebook family since it was acquired back in 2014.
The latest update of WhatsApp (2.18.51) for iOS also brings new functionalities for group chat – like the ability to add and revoke admin privileges, edit the subject, description, and icon, of a group chat.
These new features are not yet available to Android users, but should roll out soon.
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