WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform owned by Meta, is continuously updating itself with new features and improvements. In recent updates, WhatsApp introduced Channels, the ability to send HD photos on both iOS and Android, and a revamped user interface. Now, it appears that WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to rewind and forward videos without the need to tap on the progress bar.
Experience YouTube-Like Video Controls in WhatsApp Beta
This exciting new feature was discovered by the reliable tipster WABetaInfo. Currently available in the WhatsApp beta version for Android, it is expected to be rolled out to more users in the coming days.
To utilize this feature, users simply need to double-tap on the left or right side of the video to rewind or forward it, respectively. Alternatively, they can swipe left or right to achieve the same effect.
This improvement is significant as it eliminates the need for users to tap on the progress bar and manually drag it to the desired point in the video. With the new feature, finding a specific part of a video becomes much more convenient.
WABetaInfo has also shared a screenshot of the upcoming feature, which displays the new rewind and forward buttons positioned on the left and right side of the video player.
While Meta has not made any official announcements regarding the release of this feature to all users, its availability in the beta version suggests that a wider release is imminent.
In conclusion, the introduction of new video playback controls in WhatsApp is a highly anticipated addition. It will greatly enhance the user experience by simplifying the process of locating desired video segments. We eagerly await Meta’s rollout of this feature to all users in the near future. (WhatsApp)