WhatsApp has introduced a new feature for iOS users where they can play YouTube videos right within the instant messaging app.

This permit users who have access to any YouTube link to you watch their videos on WhatsApp, moving out of the messaging app to watch it.

The YouTube clip will play inside a floating window which will appear on the smartphone.

According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp Beta programmes, users need to update their WhatsApp version to the 2.18.11 update on Apple App Store, that brings bug fixes and general improvements.

This it said will help users activate the latest feature.

To view a YouTube video on WhatsApp, users simply have to share or receive the URL in a chat.

And there after, they get to see the play button in a bubble.

Earlier, when users clicked on the link, the YouTube video would open in YouTube app installed on the smartphones.

“Fortunately, WhatsApp has worked to allow videos not to be stopped when the user changes the chat,” WABetaInfo said.

However update of this feature is yet to come to Android and Windows users.