WhatsApp PiP or picture-in-picture is finally available for Android beta users. Beta testers were previously not allowed to use this version of the app because it was not fully developed. Now that it is, according to WABetaInfo, the PiP mode can now be accessed on WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.301. Users can now watch Instagram, Facebook and Youtube videos in the WhatsApp app itself.
If you are a WhatsApp Android beta tester and you, unfortunately, can’t access this feature even though you got the app updated to the 2.18.301 version, then you can try reinstalling the app after getting the chat history backed up in case you do not want to lose important messages. iPhone users can use WhatsApp PiP too because it is available for them as well. A small window will be available in the WhatsApp itself so you can watch videos while waiting for messages.
Now with every link from an Instagram or Youtube video that you receive, you can watch it directk=ly where you got it sent, and it will not open in a different window. The small window will pop up in the chat window you received the link. You can pause or play the video as you like and also close and fullscreen controls. You can increase or decrease the video bubble’s size and even move it around the screen of the phone. You can play with it and customize it exactly how it is best for you.
The sad news is that Android beta users can’t really use this properly right now. It has some errors like the window closing, the bubble not opening but we are pretty sure that this issues will be soon solved.
Android beta users, you will just need to wait for that.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.