WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.18.234 version.
Let’s find out together what is new ..
- The Picture in Picture feature is not available yet.
- WhatsApp is working very hard since a lot of months in order to add this feature, adding new improvements in the next updates. It’s not available yet for development reasons and the feature needs to get many other improvements before to be enabled for everyone.
For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it’s not working for you seen that the feature is under development.
PICTURE IN PICTURE MORE
After implementing the feature on WhatsApp for iOS, we can finally affirm it will be possible, in the next updates, to view YouTube and Instagram videos in WhatsApp, using the Picture in Picture mode!
Let’s see how the feature will work.
As mentioned above, it will be possible to view YouTube and Instagram videos. When the feature will be available, you will see a Play symbol in the thumbnail preview.
Note: this might change before the release of the feature.
When you tap that Play icon, WhatsApp will show you the video in Picture in Picture mode, so you can continue to navigate in the chat while you’re viewing the video:
The same is applied when you see an Instagram Video on WhatsApp. Note that this doesn’t work with Instagram Story Videos.
Following a video demo:
We don’t know when the feature will be released but, as always, we will inform you when WhatsApp rolls out it for everyone.
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