WhatsApp has added a much-awaited feature to its iOS app: picture-in-picture mode for video calls. This new feature will enable users to multitask and continue their video calls while using other apps on their device. WhatsApp tested this feature last year, and it is now being rolled out to iOS users in the latest update (version 23.3.77). However, it may take a few weeks for everyone to receive the update.
Similar to the picture-in-picture mode on FaceTime, WhatsApp’s feature shrinks the video call to a smaller window that can be moved around the screen. This window stays on top of other apps that the user may switch to. The feature is especially helpful for people who need to check their emails, take notes, or browse the web while on a video call.
The latest WhatsApp update includes a few other features as well, such as the ability to add captions to sent documents, support for longer descriptions and subjects for groups, and personalized avatars that can be used as stickers and profile photos. These features add to the app’s already extensive list of functions, making it a comprehensive communication platform.
The new picture-in-picture feature, along with the other updates, demonstrates WhatsApp’s continued efforts to improve its user experience. These updates are aimed at addressing user needs and preferences, such as the ability to multitask during a video call. WhatsApp’s user base has grown to over two billion users globally, and it continues to be a popular app for messaging and video calling.
The new picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iOS is a significant update for WhatsApp users. It adds to the app’s already robust feature set and makes it even more convenient to use. As the app continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see what new updates and features WhatsApp will introduce to its users in the future.