WhatsApp New Feature For Users - Picture-in-Picture (PiP)
WhatsApp for Android has now brought the anticipated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature for all users.
The feature, which arrived in beta back in October, is rolling to Android users through the WhatsApp stable version 2.18.380. It essentially lets you watch Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube videos in a small window and continue to scroll through WhatsApp chats simultaneously.
WhatsApp for iPhone has been offering an identical experience since January this year.
To use the Picture-in-Picture feature on the latest WhatsApp for Android, install latest version from Google Play Store. You can now watch Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube videos in a small window and continue to navigate around WhatsApp in different chats simultaneously. The feature works in individual chats as well as group chats.
All you need to enable the Picture-in-Picture feature is to download the latest WhatsApp for Android from Google Play. Android blog GoAndroid first spotted the feature in WhatsApp for Android version 2.18.380.
You don't need to enable an option on the latest WhatsApp for Android to experience the Picture-in-Picture feature. It works just with a link of any Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube videos. Once you tap that link, the video plays in a small, dedicated window that sits on top of your WhatsApp chats.