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To maintain its lead in the instant messaging platform, WhatsApp has been continuously bringing out one novel feature after the other to keep the sensation alive.
After rolling out the video calling feature a few weeks ago, the Facebook-owned instant messaging firm has launched the video streaming feature for Android.
With its latest update, users will be able to play videos before downloading them, allowing them to check whether they need to download a video or not.
For shared videos, the download button will now be replaced with a play button which will start playing the video instead of downloading it. In case you want to download the video file, you can check the video size which will be mentioned at the bottom of the video.
The quality of video streaming will vary as per your available network speed.
Alongside, you can also send animated GIF videos on WhatsApp now. The feature will be able to convert any video file to a short six second file and can be shared with any contact.
This feature will be quite useful to save on your data consumption.