WhatsApp now supports in-line Instagram and Facebook videos

WhatsApp on Android
WhatsApp on Android (Image credit: Android Central)

When you share a YouTube video in WhatsApp, tapping on the link allows you to watch that video right within your conversation thread without having to leave it and open the full YouTube app. Today, similar functionality is now available for Instagram and Facebook videos.

As part of the latest 2.18.51 update for the iOS version of WhatsApp, tapping on a link to an Instagram or Facebook video will now allow you to watch it right from WhatsApp – all in-line with your current conversation.

The feature appears to still be rolling out to everyone, and while it's not currently available on Android, I'd expect to see it made available soon.

Additionally, the 2.18.51 update also adds further support for group chats, including the ability to add/revoke admin privileges from other users and active admins can edit the description, icon, and subject of an ongoing chat.

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.