WhatsApp has rolled out Picture-in-Picture Mode to Android app. It will allow users to watch videos from third-party apps (like YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, etc) while checking the messages. The new feature is expected to arrive in one of the next few updates. It is already available for iOS users. Read more to find about How To Use WhatsApp Picture-in-picture Mode On Android Devices
The new PiP support was added to WhatsApp for iOS earlier this year. It allows users to play videos from Instagram and YouTube in a small window within the messaging app itself. You will not be redirected to any external pages. It allows you to watch a YouTube video sent by a contact, directly within a conversation. The new feature is now available for all Android users.
How To Use WhatsApp Picture-in-picture Mode On Android Devices
- Update your WhatsApp for Android app to version 2.18.380.
- Now, you will see a White-coloured Play icon on any YouTube or Instagram video link shared on the messaging platform.
- All you need to do is tap on the icon.
- Next, the video will pop-up in a small box inside the app (on the top half of the chat window).
- Users will be able to watch the video in full-screen mode.
- All this, while you continue texting with your contacts.
The Facebook-owned app has been constantly adding new features throughout this year. The messaging platform has over 200 million monthly active users in India and 1.2 billion users worldwide. Recently, it rolled out ‘Forward Message Limit’ for Indian users to limit fake news and misuse of its platform. WhatsApp allowed users to forward messages for up to 20 chats. Now, message forwarding will be limited to five chats in India.
WhatsApp also added a new Mute button that allows users to mute chat directly from the notifications panel. The messaging platform also announced the addition of WhatsApp group video and voice calling features. It allows you to chat with up to four people at the same time.
Additionally, a ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture support has been added to the Android app. It lets you respond to a WhatsApp message by simply swiping it to the right side. The new feature was introduced on the iOS app in June last year. The messaging platform is also said to support external sticker packs (users will be able to download external sticker packs).
Recently, a new update added support for the Apple iPhone XS Max along with exclusive features for iPhone and iPad users. iOS version of WhatsApp now comes with a new design for shortcuts which appear after long pressing a message. The shortcuts will no appear in a White vertical layout. The messaging platform also comes with the support for consecutive playback of voice messages. You don’t have to press play on each message anymore.
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