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WhatsApp: new beta for Android brings true ‘Picture-in-Picture’


During recent times, we have seen WhatsApp receive numerous features. One of the most popular was ‘Picture-in-Picture’, which lets you continue to watch a video in a floating window while you continue your conversation.

However, the implementation of this functionality was not done in the way that users wanted. It was presented in a very limited way, and not as useful as desired.

Current Picture-in-Picture limitations on WhatsApp for Android

If any of your friends share a YouTube video in your conversation, you’ll be able to open the video and continue the conversation without any problem. Since the video will be played in a floating window. However, that’s all that functionality is capable of doing today.

In many other applications and services, we can take advantage of this functionality in a much more useful way, not being limited to the window where the video was opened.

WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture

A true ‘Picture-in-Picture’ experience

The arrival of the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android brings great news to users. Finally, you will be able to enjoy 100% of this useful functionality. With version 2.79.177 of the application, you will be able to open the shared videos in a floating window. Continuing its playback even when you leave the conversation, or even the application.

This is the feature that makes the feature so popular among millions of users, and you can not see why it’s limited when it’s deployed.

When will these news arrive for all users?

As with virtually all new features, they are tested firsthand in the beta program. After a few days of testing and feedback from users, they are then started to be released to all users through its stable version.

Therefore, it is to be hoped that these new implementations will begin to reach all users very soon.

Pooja Kaintura
Pooja Kaintura is Managing Editor at TechGrits. Unconditional fan of technology and culture wants to share the knowledge acquired with everyone.

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