It seems that WhatsApp is on the verge of creating headlines throughout this week. The recent one states of the social messaging service receiving Picture in Picture(PiP) on their Android smartphone which has at least Android version 4.4 or newer. Users well acquainted with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram might have had heard the term or used Picture in Picture before. For the ones unknown with the term, PiP is basically a feature that allows users to play videos that are hosted on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, within WhatsApp.
According to WABetaInfo, the PiP feature is basically being introduced for all Android beta users which would allow users to play videos hosted on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Streamable right within WhatsApp.
To know more, PiP is a special type of multi-window mode mostly used for video playback. This lets the user watch a video in a small window pinned to a corner of the screen while navigating between apps or browsing content on the main screen.
WABetaInfo in fact added that, “Read later to discover if the feature is already enabled for you and please report us on Twitter if it correctly works. If you have already updated but you don’t see the feature, please back up your chat history and reinstall WhatsApp if you don’t want to wait more”.
For this, users need to update WhatsApp version to the 2.18.301 Android beta update to get this new PiP mode. WhatsApp has already implemented the feature on its iOS app and is also expected to be introduced for all Android users soon.
The PiP feature was rolled out in January this year for iOS users. To know more, the Facebook-owned company has over 200 million monthly active users in India and is right now, designated as one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide.