WhatsApp is known for adding new features to its platform time and again. It particularly known to add features that make the lives of its users easier. However, like any other popular app, before WhatsApp launches a new feature for its iOS or Android platform, it gets them in the beta version of the app first. This is because the feature is tested in beta version first and once the company is sure that there are no bugs in the update, it gets rolled out to everyone.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp rolled out the Picture-in-Picture or PiP mode for the iOS and Android version of its application. Now, a new reports claims that WhatsApp is testing a new feature for its PiP mode that will let the users minimize the video chat screen itself so that they can chat with others at the same time. However, this feature will be exclusive to Android.
In other words, it will allow the users to continue chatting with other people without disconnecting the video call itself. The video calling screen will get minimized and the users will be able to switch and surf other WhatsApp chats.
The report first surfaced on WABetaInfo and it says that WhatsApp is tweaking its PiP feature for the Android users. It is currently being tested on the Android Beta version 2.19.177 and although it is in its testing phase, it is expected to be rolled out to the stable version of the app as well. The reports also mention that the new feature looks complete but the exact timeline of its arrival is not known. As of now, there is no word on the availability of this feature for the iOS users.
Earlier, WhatsApp added a number of new changes to its platform, and the Picture-in-Picture mode was one of them. The platform also got features like in-app web browsing with which the users won’t have to exit WhatsApp to go to a link sent to them by their contacts. With the arrival of in-app browsing, the users can click on the link to open in WhatsApp itself without leaving. This month, WhatsApp also started testing a new feature on its beta Android version that would make the picture sharing experience easier for the users. Although the feature is not currently available for the stable version, it is expected to come to WhatsApp for Android in the coming weeks.
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