Published On: Sat, Sep 9th, 2017

WhatsApp’s new Picture-in-Picture feature let users video call & text message simultaneously

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WhatsApp rolls out two new feature for both Android and iOS users. One of them is the Picture-in-Picture video calling feature and the second one is the text status update. To recall, both the features were earlier available for the beta users, but now WhatsApp has pushed out both the features to stable builds. WhatsApp has been rolling to several new features almost every other day; this is basically because the Facebook-owned messaging platform is aiming towards improving its functionalities.

The new Picture-in-Picture video calling feature allow users to multitask. The feature basically allows the users to make video calls and send messages to friends simultaneously. For instance, if a user is on a video call and also wants to talk to some other friend via message, they can simply resize the video calling screen so they can talk to one friend via video call, and message the other one. After resizing the video call screen will appear at one side of the mobile screen, while the background will be that of the chat box. It is noteworthy, the resized video calling screen can be resized as per requirement and it can also be dragged to any corner of the phone screen.

WhatsApp users can click on the colour palette icon to change the background colour. According to WhatsApp, the text-based status feature will let users update to their contacts in a more fun, personal way. For WhatsApp, its Status feature has been quite popular as the company claims that over 250 million people globally use the feature daily.

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