Play Facebook and Instagram videos within WhatsApp


WhatsApp has added support for playing Instagram and Facebook videos within the app. Now when contacts send you Facebook and Instagram videos, you can watch them inside WhatsApp without having to exit your conversation thread and go into other apps. The app has already allowed users to play YouTube videos within the conversation.

The new functionality is part of the latest iOS update WhatsApp released recently, which also adds the ability to add and revoke admin privileges from other users in a group chat, and gives admins the power to edit the subject, description, and icon of a chat. The new feature is currently rolling out on iOS to some users, but it hasn’t come to Android yet.

Twitter may finally introduce secret encrypted messages

Many messaging platforms are adding end-to-end encryption in order to secure messages and Twitter seems to be following their footsteps, for it is expected to add encrypted messaging to the platform. The code for encrypted direct messages was discovered buried deep in the Twitter for Android application package (APK) by Jane Manchun Wong. Developers often use APKs as a way to test out new features and is a strong signal that Twitter will be launching the secret messaging feature very soon.

End-to-end encryption is a way of encoding messages so only the authorised persons, the person sending and the person receiving the message can see what it says. Even the company whose messaging platform is being used cannot read the messages.