WhatsApp iOS version now enabled to play Instagram and Facebook videos

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And there is no official information that when this feature will be able for Indian users. With time, we expect Instagram to roll out this feature to other countries as well.

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

According to reports, the Instagram payments feature is visible to only select users in the U.S. and United Kingdom now. When users receive a Facebook or Instagram video from one of their contacts on WhatsApp, they will be able to watch the said video inside the app and won't need to move away from the conversation thread to go and watch the video in the separate apps. Instagram, which is also owned by the same parent company seems to be rolling out a similar feature in the coming months.

A sample of businesses in the United Kingdom and the U.S. are now accepting in-app payments for services, such as booking restaurant tables or taking hair appointments, without needing users to leave the app. In future, it will be possible to book movie tickets through Instagram, too. Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users. For security, the registered profile can also be locked with a security pin code.


As I have mentioned, the WhatsApp Payments is still not released for all users and its still under the testing stage but if you haven't got the option to test it or try it then read the following steps to get it now.

Instagram's rival platform Snapchat recently introduced its "Shoppable AR" to its platform - a feature that allows advertisers to sell products directly through their sponsored lenses.

India is crowded with the UPI based payments app like PayTM, PhonePe, Tez, BHIM, SBI Pay etc. and now WhatsApp Payments! Though this might be the UPI feature, reports indicate that this payment feature can also be utilised to shop in Instagram directly. Earlier in 2017, Instagram had claimed that it will let users book appointments and make reservations. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.

After Facebook bought Instagram in 2012, the photo-sharing app been through an evolutionary change since its launch. The video chat will allow people to connect in real time via Instagram Direct.

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