The most user rich chat application “Whatsapp Messenger” has brought a new anticipated WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature to all Android users. The cross platform chat application owned by Facebook, is a freeware allowing sending of text messages and voice calls, as well as video calls, images and other media, documents, and user location. The Facebook-owned company has been adding new features to the messenger on a regular basis, and usually introduces them though beta builds. The WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture feature arrived in beta back in October, is now rolling to Android users through the WhatsApp version 2.18.380 – a stable build available via Google Play. The feature allows users to play Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube videos in a small window and continue to scroll through WhatsApp chats simultaneously. While the new update has now brought a dedicated PiP feature for all Android users, WhatsApp for iPhone has been offering an identical experience since January this year.
How to use the WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture Feature?
The nifty little feature comes handy for users who spend a lot of time connected. The WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture Feature allows users to watch Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube videos in a small window and continue to navigate around WhatsApp in different chats simultaneously. The feature works in individual chats as well as group chats.
To make use of this feature, users don’t have to enable any option , but just update to the latest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play.The Picture-in-Picture Feature works just with a link of any Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube videos. Once you tap that link, the video plays in a small, dedicated window that sits on top of your WhatsApp chats. This means you can continue to communicate either with individuals or the members of a WhatsApp group alongside watching the available Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube video.
And clearly note that this feature is only available for shared link of Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube videos and will not work for videos shared natively on the instant messaging app. Similar is the case with videos being shared from other video platforms.