WhatsApp news of the week: picture-in-picture mode on iOS


If you missed our stories this week about the latest updates to WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is a good time to catch up thanks to our summary. Among the 7 stories we shared, the best news of the week is about the ability to multitask during a WhatsApp call by using the picture-in-picture mode on WhatsApp for iOS!


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  1. In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that WhatsApp is releasing a kept messages section within chat info, where those messages will be listed in the future.
  2. WhatsApp released an official changelog within the Play Store which reveals several new features available for all users on Android: document caption, longer group subjects and descriptions, avatars, and the ability to share up to 100 media within your conversations.
  3. WhatsApp is revamping the avatar sticker pack by adding new stickers on WhatsApp for iOS and Android in order to enhance their visual appeal and ensure that they reflect the diverse range of emotions and expressions that users wish to convey.
  4. WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77 is available on the App Store. This update brings the support for the picture-in-picture mode so it is now possible to multitask during a WhatsApp call without the video being paused. In our opinion, this is the best news of the app:

  1. In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we shared the details about a presentation sheet that introduces the ability to share files up to 2GB in size, for a future update of the app.
  2. Thanks to the business version of the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we discovered that WhatsApp finally plans to allows businesses to create, manage, and use communities, for a future update of the app.
  3. WhatsApp keeps working on introducing new features for the native Windows app by bringing a new attachment sharing option to quickly share images and videos from the file explorer.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about WhatsApp, coming your way next week!

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