Today is a great day for WhatsApp users on iPhones. This weekend, Meta began rolling out an app update that finally brought Picture in Picture Mode to iOS. On the other hand, it is not yet known when the feature will be available to all Android users, as it has been in the testing phase for more than a year now.
Mita promised it and Mita did it. Last December, Mark Zuckerberg announced the arrival of the picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iOS for the year 2023, without giving a precise date. In the end, we didn’t have to wait long, as the official launch started this weekend with all users involved.
Over the past few days, users have been receiving WhatsApp version 23.3.77 in waves on their iPhones, finally bringing PiP mode to the general public. In beta for several months now, everyone who has had the update can now go about their business on their smartphone during a video call with a loved one.
THE PICTURE-IN-PICTURE MODE IS FINALLY COMING TO THE IOS VERSION OF WHATSAPP
As a reminder, PiP mode allows you to reduce the video size and install it somewhere on the screen, without taking up all the space. In this way, it is possible to continue using your smartphone while watching the video in question, in this case, here, the face of your interlocutor during the call. Please note that you may have to wait a few more days before you can download WhatsApp version 23.3.77.
This update doesn’t just bring PiP mode to iPhone. More features are also on the way, such as adding captions to attachments or creating an avatar. Finally, for Android users, the question is still vague. This feature has been in testing since 2021, but Meta has yet to provide any news on its major rollout. So be patient.