WhatsApp gains special integration with Facebook & Instagram videos, new group admin features

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

There are already an excessive number of brands, promoting their products on their respective pages on the Instagram app, adding this native in-app payment feature combined with in-app purchases can easily be more accessible and attractable for all the users.

Until now, only YouTube videos could be played within WhatsApp, which was surprising knowing that WhatsApp has been part of the Facebook group since its acquisition back in 2014. Well now, with the latest update, WhatsApp has extended the Picture-in-Picture mode integration for Facebook and Instagram as well.

Just like everyone feared, Facebook is opening up WhatsApp to advertisers, and the news comes from none other than the Facebook 's vice president of messaging products, David Marcus. Since there is no external way out, users are more likely to spend additional time on the photo-sharing app. Previously, video calling was only available between two parties, but moving forward, we should be able to bring in groups of at least four.

TechCrunch reported that several users in the U.S. have already received the feature to shop and make payments in Instagram. During the F8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the chat app will soon get a group call feature and sticker support.

Hawaii volcano erupts, spewing lava and forcing evacuations
Authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Kilauea is Hawaii's most active volcano and parts of it have been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983.

Meanwhile, talking of Facebook, the company will soon have the dating feature, allowing users to make a separate profile visible only to non-friends, who also opted for the same dating feature. Or has the messaging app been mired by the stench of the Cambridge Analytica story?

In-app payment method has become an important feature for Facebook-owned properties. Most of the smartphone users have the app installed on their smartphones and only a handful use WhatsApp Web on their computers, but did you know that you can use WhatsApp without opening the app on your phone? The biggest challenge, however, would be to ensure user privacy, something that has been an issue with Facebook. With time, we expect Instagram to roll out this feature to other countries as well.

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