However, for many only the unreleased version of the YouTube Go is available to download from Google Play app store. "With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat", states the App Store description. This can be done by swiping up on mic button, which will lock recording and allow you to record the message. As of now, the users have to keep the recording button in chat windows pressed down for recording a voice message, and release it to send the recorded message. However, the option is disabled now and expected to go online in few days. Now, when they press the voice recording button, they will see a lock button as well. In simple words, you can watch a YouTube video within the application.
The update certainly helps in terms convenience as you no longer have to go back and forth switching between apps to watch videos. The team has also introduced a feature that was demanded by users for many years now.
Last month, Facebook owned WhatsApp rolled out the 'Delete for Everyone' feature to users on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Well, chances are that the WhatsApp is rolling out the feature in a phased manner - and you'll get the app eventually - probably in the next couple of days. However, the voice message recording lock is there tipping that the YouTube feature might have to be enabled with a server side switch. The app now supports in-line Youtube playback which means you no longer have to click on a link sent by a friend or in a group in order to watch the content.
WhatsApp launches two new features exclusively for iPhone users
Reports are that the new version of the WhatsApp application also brings the YouTube feature onboard.
Reportedly, the application is now testing another feature which will allow the users to switch from voice to video call quickly while the call is still in progress without stopping the conversation.