Facebook is really focusing on integrating its apps with each other, now you will be able to view Instagram Reels videos on WhatsApp without leaving the application.
The company is determined to integrate all of its apps together, we’ve already seen what happened with Instagram and Facebook Messenger. The competition is getting bigger between Reels and TikTok so it is better for Facebook to make some moves.
How to watch Instagram Reels videos directly on WhatsApp?
Until now, when an Instagram Reels link was shared on WhatsApp, we could only see the URL; or the preview if the content was shared directly from Instagram. This is about to change because the most popular messaging platform will let you watch them directly from the app.
WhatsApp loads the preview of the content with the text of the description, cover image of the video and the ability to play it by pressing the relevant button. This playback does not work with all videos, it seems that very few are still supported today.
To share a Reels video on WhatsApp you have to follow these steps:
- Access the Reels video you want to share and click on its three menu items.
- Select ‘Share’.
- Choose WhatsApp and paste the video into the conversation you want.
- The link will load the cover image along with the play button. If playback is active you will be able to open it without leaving the app.