Back in October, WhatsApp introduced Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature on Android beta app. The feature allows users to view videos inside WhatsApp in a pop-up/ floating window while you still continuing to navigate in the chat window. It supports videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and others.
Now, after being in testing for months, the feature is finally making its way to stable Android users. The update is being rolled out via Play Store and is a part of WhatsApp version 2.18.280.
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The Facebook owned messaging platform is also working on bring a lot of new features soon. The iPhone app recently got new group calling button, and the same is expected to make its way to the Android app too. Right now, if you want to make a group audio or video call, you need to call a recipient, and then add other participants. When this new feature rolls out, you will be able to add participants right before placing the call.
There are also reports of Dark Mode coming to the app, which would not only make the text appear nicer, but also help in improving the battery life on smartphones, especially the ones with OLED screen.
There are some features that have already made its way to the app such as the ability to reply to messages right from the drop down notifications panel. There are also reports of new feature in development where the drop down notification panel will also show a preview of photos and videos that you receive on the platform.