If you have ever been chatting about a Netflix trailer on WhatsApp and had to leave the app to see it, WhatsApp has a new function that you will be grateful for. You can now see Netflix trailers squarely in WhatsApp. It is an easy update, but it can be helpful for users who see a lot of Netflix and schedule watches with their family and friends.
For now the Netflix function is only accessible on the newest iOS edition of the app. WhatsApp has not announced officially the new function—it was seen by a follower of WABetaInfo—and media does not know when it may launch for Android. This only is relevant to trailers. If you need to stream a complete movie or show, you will still require heading to the Netflix app.
Previous year, an update to WhatsApp made it possible to see Facebook and Instagram videos in the app. So it is not completely shocking that WhatsApp is including more video content.
On a related note, WhatsApp earlier claimed that it is testing disappearing texts. The function emerged in version 2.19.275 as a beta for the Android app. The disappearing texts in the beta are accessible in group chats only, and they can be set to vanish in 5 Seconds or 1 Hour. There is no in-between, and you cannot choose separate texts to vanish—none of them disappear or they all do.
While the function is not accessible yet, the disappearing messages might be helpful for anyone sending sensitive data. Telegram rolled out the capability of sending disappearing texts, so in this case Facebook is copying the feature. WhatsApp has been increasing up its privacy and safety functions. Encryption is now in-built, and previous year, WhatsApp expanded the time consumers have to unsend a text to more than one hour.