WhatsApp has a new feature you’ll appreciate. You can now watch Netflix trailers directly in WhatsApp. It’s a simple change, but it could be useful for people who watch a lot of Netflix.
Currently users of WhatsApp can watch any video posted on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook without leaving the app. Netflix is the new addition to that list now, This feature only pertains to trailers on Netflix. If you want to stream a full show or movie, you’ll still need to head to the Netflix app.
How it works:
If a trailer of a movie or show is shared on WhatsApp, users will see a large thumbnail with a play button, allowing them to see the video in the picture-in-picture format without leaving the app. Users will not need to wait for the Netflix app to load to see the video, similar to how YouTube content is streamed on WhatsApp.
For now the Netflix feature is only available on the latest iOS version of the app. WhatsApp has not officially announced the new feature — it was spotted by a WABetaInfo follower — and we don’t know when it might arrive on Android.