Being world’s most popular Instant Messaging app, WhatsApp offers a variety of features to make communication better. WhatsApp has recently updated with a newer version which allows user to share all types of files from one device to the other. After that, a new testing shows YouTube video support within the chat on WhatsApp. Now, WhatsApp is testing on a new feature to bring PiP Video Calls.
WhatsApp beta version 2.17.265 is being tested out and we have come to know that this feature will allow you to minimize the Window while the video call is running on. You can keep your chatting going on while you are on a video call. This feature is currently on a test mode with its beta version. The feature will come as an enabled on the phones running on Android O Operating System which is a latest Android OS update.
This new Picture-in-picture video calls feature would be a helpful one as in the current version, users don’t allow to view anything while the video call is on. With this new update, you can actually minimize the window of your video calls so you can keep the chatting on within the WhatsApp Messenger.
WatBetaInfo on Tiwtter, has shared a screenshot which suggest the new feature within the chatting of the Messenger. The tweet reads as, “WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.265: as announced, WhatsApp now supports PiP for video calls on Android O (8.0)!
Enabled by default!.” You can follow the live tweet as well.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.265: as announced, WhatsApp now supports PiP for video calls on Android O (8.0)!
Enabled by default! pic.twitter.com/bJqx8wykDw
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 19, 2017
This is what we know so far regarding the new update from WhatsApp. There is no any information on whether this feature will work for group video callings as well. A number of features on the beta edition of WhatsApp has been noticing by the people who are testing the new Android O developer’s preview OS. This clears that the update will soon be rolled out by the giant for the Android users.