WhatsApp is finally rolling out picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iOS. The feature debuted on Android long ago, but it took WhatsApp a while to bring it to the iPhone, where navigating to the home screen or any other app would pause the video of a video call. With PiP mode, WhatsApp users on iOS will be able to use other apps during a video call.
The latest update of WhatsApp for iOS takes the version up to 23.3.77 and is now available on the App Store. The update’s changelog reads: “With support for iOS Picture in Picture (PiP), you can now multitask during a WhatsApp call without pausing your video.” This means you can browse the Internet, scroll through your Instagram feed, and check your email during your video call without fear of your video feed getting bogged down.
Apple rolled out Picture in Picture mode in 2020 as a part of iOS 14, while the Android counterpart was released in 2017 with the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo. And just as it took nearly three years for Apple to implement PiP mode for video, third-party apps are lagging behind to support the feature on iOS. YouTube enabled PiP mode for its iOS app almost two years after the feature was introduced, and WhatsApp took almost three years.
WhatsApp has also introduced many new features in the last few weeks. Among them are the ability to send high-quality photos and videos, forward captions with photos, share up to 100 photos or videos at once, and create avatars and send them to contacts and set them as your profile photo. The Meta-owned company is also planning to expand the features of its business app called WhatsApp Business. According to a report, WhatsApp is working on adding a community feature to the WhatsApp Business app.
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