Saturday, August 4, 2018

Whatsapp PiP mode for Android | Watch YouTube, Instagram videos

Whatsapp picture in picture(PiP) feature will available for Android users with integration of YouTube and Instagram videos. 

According to a WABetaInfo report, the feature is available for WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.234, though it is currently under development and has not been enabled for beta testers. The report adds that the feature “needs to get many other improvements” before it can be made available.

What is Whatsapp PiP  Feature??

Whatsapp PiP mode will allow user to watch the videos on whatsapp itself instead of going to their respective Instagram and YouTube apps. The videos will open in a small bubble in chat window of the user who has sent the link. However, do note that PiP mode will not work for Instagram Story links.the video will keep playing even when the user exits chat window or switches to another chat. The video bubble come with play/pause, close and fullscreen controls as well. WhatsApp users can decrease or increase the size of the video bubble, or move it around the phone’s screen.
However, since it has already been implemented in the iOS app, so it should be available for Android soon.

Let’s take a look at the new features one by one:
  1. Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for video calls:
  2. Private replies in group chats
  3. Tap to unblock
  4. Shake to report

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