WhatsApp Can Now Play Facebook And Instagram Videos

WhatsApp Can Now Play Facebook And Instagram Videos

Kenneth Drake
May 8, 2018

Instagram, Facebook's photo & video-sharing social networking service, has reportedly started trialing its in-app payments feature for quick shopping activities. WhatsApp had introduced the feature a year ago in November, which enables iPhone users to watch YouTube videos right in the app. Even though the feature has not been noticed by the users, the news suggests that it shouldn't be long and that the users will be able to update to this version of WhatsApp in the coming weeks.

Today Instagram also rolled out a new feature. If we are to take a guess, live video seems like a logical feature to be added to the roster of cool stuff which WhatsApp already supports. This ensured users got to watch YouTube videos from right within the messaging platform without having to switch to YouTube for the same.

Instagram previously trialled shoppable photo tags in 2016, allowing users to see which products were in a post, and allowing them to follow through to purchase it from the business' site. Many service provider will now partner with Instagram to connect with the users, a restaurant booking app Resy become one of the first to partner under this new update. Inclusion of YouTube within the framework makes sense considering that it happens to be the biggest repository of online videos in the world. Admins can also choose what group member can change a group's subject, icon and description by going to "Group Info". Facebook vice president of messaging products, David Marcus told CNBC on Tuesday that the company was more open to advertisements with WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned chat app would also support the third-party stickers made by the developers. "Jan has done an wonderful job building WhatsApp", Facebook's CEO noted, calling Koum a "tireless advocate for privacy and encryption". Now Instagram has also rolled out a payments feature for select users.

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WhatsApp is absolutely free to download and use.

WhatsApp has introduced the UPI based WhatsApp Payments feature a couple of months back which is still an incremental feature and not available to every WhatsApp users.