New swipe feature for WhatsApp images and videos

The latest WhatsApp beta for Android (2.17.333) brings a new swipe feature for images and videos, Whatsappen.nl discovered.

It was already possible to browse photos and videos by swiping left and right. In the latest version, you can also swipe up or down.

Move your fingers a little up or down and hold it, to see a part of your chat (like a Picture-in-Picture mode). Swipe all the way up or down to close the photo or video.

Screenshot normal view photo in WhatsApp:

Screenshot after swiping up in above screen:

Screenshot normal view video in WhatsApp:

Screenshot after swiping up in above screen:

The feature is currently in beta and will be rolled out to stable versions for Android soon.

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