Four years after its arrival on Android, the PiP (Picture in Picture) mode begins to reach WhatsApp video calls for iPhone. As usual, does it first for beta users, although in the coming weeks we will be able to start enjoying it in the stable version. His main task? That we can make video calls without having to be inside the application.
PiP mode begins to reach WhatsApp on iPhones
PiP mode has been on Android since 2018. It was born with the aim that users could watch videos while browsing other applications, without being forced to stay in the chat. It was also a function compatible with video calls, which had been in the app since 2016.
Four years after the arrival of PiP, WhatsApp begins to implement it in its beta version for iOS. The implementation has been more than late, and it is that the PiP mode has been in iOS since 2020, a function that Apple released with iOS 14. As of version 22.214.171.124, as we read in Xataka Móvil, the PiP mode of WhatsApp It already supports video calls.
When we receive (or make one), we can move the small vertical window of our video call to any part of the screen. This will remain fixed in the area where we put it, being able to use the rest of the applications in a normal way. It must be taken into account that, although the implementation comes from WhatsApp and PiP has been active since iOS 14, if we do not use at least iOS 16.1, we will not be able to enjoy this function.
This novelty is reaching WhatsApp Beta users first, although it should not take too long to reach other users in the stable version. Currently, the stable version does not support more usersbut you can keep an eye on Testflight to sign up as soon as there is a place.
Via | WaBetaInfo