WhatsApp passed a new update to its iOS client, adding the much-requested feature – a picture-in-picture mode for video calls. This would let users multitask on other apps while also video chatting with others.
Further, the latest update also allows users to create personalized avatars and set them as profile pictures or use them as stickers in chat. This aside, the tweaked group settings allow longer descriptions and subjects for groups while also allowing captions for documents you send.
WhatsApp PiP Support on iOS
WhatsApp heard the prayers of its iOS community – as it this week rolled out the highly requested feature – a picture-in-picture mode for video calls. This support has been in WhatsApp for Android for years and now coming to the iOS counterparts.
As 9to5Mac reported, WhatsApp update v23.3.77 contains a PiP mode for video calls – letting users multitask on other apps while still being active on the video call. Users can minimize the full-screen video call to a small window that’s movable across the screen.
And when you hit on the X option – while being in PiP mode – your video in the call will be paused until you bring it up again. WhatsApp began testing this feature for iOS clients late last year and now widely rolling out to everyone.
If you’re running on WhatsApp for iOS v23.3.77 and still not seeing this support, fret not – as WhatsApp is gradually adding it to everyone. Aside from these, the platform is allowing iOS users to create their own Avatars and set them as profile pictures or use them in chat as stickers.
Further, WhatsApp now lets you add captions to documents that you send in a chat – letting you be more informative. And finally, the platform will allow group admins to add longer subjects and descriptions to groups, better describing the association’s agenda.