WhatsApp Testing In-Notification Video Playback on iPhone

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to view videos directly in the push notification for iOS beta users. The tipster notes that any iOS beta user having the version installed should see this new feature. Details regarding how the feature will work on the notification panel haven’t been shared, however the WhatsApp beta tracker does claim that stable app users on iOS will get the feature soon via an App Store update. There’s no word on a beta or stable rollout for Android users yet.

In September, a WhatsApp for iPhone update brought along a notification extension feature that lets users view images and GIFs right from the notification panel. When receiving images or GIFs, you will have to use 3D Touch or swipe left on the notification and tap “View” to preview the media from within the notification. Notably, this feature is only available on iPhone models with iOS 10 or higher.

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