WhatsApp gets picture-in-picture mode on Android
- WhatsApp for Android has gained a new picture-in-picture feature, where users can watch Youtube, Facebook or Instagram videos in a small window while scrolling through chats at the same time.
- This feature was first rolled out in beta mode in October, but now, with the app’s new stable version 2.18.380, it’s available to all users.
- Once a user taps a link with a Youtube, Facebook or Instagram video in it, the video will start playing within the chat window in a dedicated space up top.
- Interestingly, the picture-in-picture mode does not work with videos shared natively on WhatsApp.
- This feature is already available on the iOS version of the app since early this year.