WhatsApp rolls out picture-in-picture video calls to all users

Sep 10, 2017, 08:13
WhatsApp rolls out picture-in-picture video calls to all users

This attempt of the recent update with the latest feature is to boost user on this messaging platform, which has already a billion users globally. These two new features have also been released for Android, as well as for the iOS platform. WhatsApp will now feature the much-awaited picture-in-picture support.

The first feature is called picture-in-picture.

WhatsApp has been trying to bring in many new features on the app recently. This PiP mode or picture in picture mode will allow the user to multitask while doing the video call. "Some businesses may use service providers to manage their messages, and those service providers may be able to read the messages you send to those businesses", he further adds.

The PiP feature in itself is quite a nifty addition to Android 8.0 Oreo as it offers seamless multitasking ability while watching videos or even following Google Maps directions. After resizing the video call screen will appear at one side of the mobile screen, while the background will be that of the chat box.

The other new feature, is the ability to write text-only updates as users' WhatsApp status. The status, just like the photos and videos will be visible for a time interval of 24 hours. Many users complained and wanted the text only status to become available once more and now their which came true.

After rolling out the picture-in-picture (PIP) video calls to beta users of its app, WhatsApp has now rolled out the feature to everyone. For ANdroid mobiles the version is v2.17.323 and for iOS devices, it is 2.17.52. It will disappear after 24 hours; friends will be able to comment on the status which will come as a personal message to the user. The features have been now rolled out to the public or stable build that you find on the PlayStore or the App Store.