No wonder WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app! It adds new exciting features in almost every update! WhatsApp brings so much fun to our once boring conversation with its full pack of great features, and good news is, there is more on the way! So what’s new in the new WhatsApp? WhatsApp picture in picture mode is now available for Android devices. Cool! Here’s a gist of what you can do with it.
What is WhatsApp picture in picture?
If you have an Android phone version 4.4 or newer, you will be receiving the new WhatsApp update on your phone soon. If you are already a Facebook, Instagram or YouTube users, chances are you are already familiar with the PiP feature.
However, if you are new to this term, picture in picture is a feature that allows you to play videos from YouTube, Facebook or Instagram within WhatsApp application.
All you need to do in order to use this feature is to tap on the play button on WhatsApp once you receive a video hosted by one of these websites. The video will keep playing even if you start navigating in your chat conversation.
The point here is if you switch to another chat conversation, WhatsApp picture in picture won’t be there to help you, which means the video will stop playing. However, on iOS devices, the video will keep playing even if you switch to another chat conversation.
You can also use WhatsApp picture in picture mode during your video calls as well. This means you can minimize the screen and continue your video call while you navigate through your chats.
When can I have the WhatsApp picture in picture mode?
This feature of WhatsApp is currently available only on the beta version of WhatsApp. But it is expected to be available for everyone soon.
Have you received WhatsApp picture in picture mode? If yes, let us know what you think about it in the comments section.