WhatsApp rolls out picture-in-picture video calls to all users

WhatsApp now has picture-in-picture video calling and text status updates in the stable channel

The first feature is picture-in-picture (PIP) mode which allows users to resize the video calling window and move it around so that they can do multitasking alongside.

The second feature allows you to post text-only updates to your status.

WhatsApp has announced the launch of two new features. The status, just like the photos and videos will be visible for a time interval of 24 hours. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app has been trying to bring in many new features on the app recently.

There is a catch, however, given that the picture-in-picture video calls update will be available only to Android users whose smartphones have been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, Google's latest and greatest milestone software update.

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To recall, WhatsApp has begun testing PiP feature on Android platform since July this year, as iOS recent version also adheres the support this functionality. That's the text only status, which the messaging service killed in favor of a Snapchat like status update clone. All you need to do is tap the pencil icon in the Status tab, type the text what you'd like to put, and pick a background color or font of your choice. It is a fun feature, but most users still prefer the traditional text-only. But now, Whatsapp has rolled out and presents these features to everyone, in the build v2.17.323 for Android and v2.17.52 for iOS.

As above mentioned, the text only status is another new entrant in the WA features.

Updating to the latest stable version will enable the new features, or you can install it manually after downloading it from APKMirror. It will disappear after 24 hours; friends will be able to comment on the status which will come as a personal message to the user.

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