WhatsApp Update Adds In-app Play Support For Facebook, Instagram Videos

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

In the new updated version of Instagram, the company has reportedly integrated a new feature or payment option to enhance the e-commerce experience on its platform.

When you receive a link to an Instagram or Facebook video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp.

This support is part of the update that WhatsApp has rolled out today for iOS users which includes the ability to give group admins the capability to change the subject, description, and icon of an existing thread.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging application in the world. The sticker feature is not yet made available to the users for development reasons, it will be enabled in the next releases, according to a report by WAbeta Info.

With the feature, WhatsApp joins the ranks of Facebook Messenger, Skype which already have the functionality, and has been one of the most widely anticipated features. In fact, the executive said, people have already used about 2billionminutes of video calling on WhatsApp alone (and Zuckerberg apparently contributes to them, relying on the service to video chat with his young daughters when he's on the road).




Facebook bought the text messaging app from cofounders Koum for $19 billion in 2014.

After the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, Facebook has pledged to change how it handles private data. However, in case Instagram decides to fully expand its in-app payments feature soon, Snapchat may see its growth numbers fall further in the future.

The launch in the United Kingdom follows a small-scale beta trial with Marks & Spencer, Heidi Klein and Mahabis. Eventually, they turned to social media where they were able to identify the suspect through photograph enhancement correctly. The rollout of the payments feature has also been confirmed by Instagram.

About the dating app, the social networking giant stated that they are committed to building long-term relationships and finding a partner for life. Also, the 2D photos could be turned into VR memories. Maybe WhatsApp would allow users to get rid of ads by buying into a premium ad-free subscription for a fraction of the cost.

During the F8 conference, Facebook also talked about a new Clear History feature.

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