WhatsApp is about to launch a PIP feature for WhatsApp Web very soon. The Facebook-owned-messaging-app has just launched fingerprint authentication and redesigned emojis. PIP is the acronym for Picture-in-Picture feature wherein WhatsApp Web users can watch a shared video and check their chats or use a different app at the same time. This feature, that was once only exclusively available to Android users is now finally available to desktop users as well.
All this information has been tipped by WABetainfo, who say the picture-in-picture feature is part of the latest 0.3.2041 app version. Many users provide upcoming WhatsApp Web update to be a little patient. The report also says that the PIP feature will support videos of different formats hosted on multiple services. Note, that for regular users, this means that WhatsApp web users can now watch YouTube video shared in a chat. At the same time, they can browse it through other WhatsApp chats as well.
When it comes to picture-in-picture feature, this is how it works. First, send a message with a YouTube link or any video platform link to the other person. Then, the receiver is going to receive this link with the preview. This means that if the user taps on it, the video will start playing within whatsapp. The video will start playing in a bubble after the user changes the chat. With the help of the PIP mode, the user can close the video playing by a swipe gesture.
A very recent update that WhatsApp has received is the fingerprint authentication support and revamped emojis. This is part of WhatsApp’s latest beta 2.19.21 version that one can download via Google PlayStore. This new feature consists of a new emoji layout for 21 existing emojis. Even though there aren’t any substantial changes to the emojis, there are some subtle changes in colours and the designs of the emoji pack.
The fingerprint scanner works very similar to how most app lockers work. So, once you open WhatsApp, you will be asked to scan your fingerprint or allow the selfie camera to identify your face.