WhatsApp has introduced the much-awaited picture-in-picture mode for its desktop version. The company has started rolling out the new update across the globe.
As per a report by WABetaInfo, the update will be rolled out in phases and users need to update the app to version 0.3.1846. Users can go to WhatsApp Web > Settings > Help to check for the latest version. If the new version is not showing up on the app, one should clear the cache of the browser.
The PiP mode currently support videos only. One can check if the mode activated by simply sending or receiving a video in a chat. With the new mode, videos will be played at the side so that one can continue the chat session. The video won’t disappear a user goes to different chat, which is similar to what we have seen in Android and iOS. Currently, WhatsApp Web seems to support PiP mode for videos shared through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Streamable.
Meanwhile, the Facebook-owned messaging platform has started rolling out Picture-in-Picture mode to all Android smartphones running the latest version. The new feature enables users to watch videos in a floating window while using the app’s other chat features simultaneously. This means users can open video links from Facebook, YouTube Instagram and other platforms directly on their WhatsApp screen. Prior to this, WhatsApp redirected users to external pages and apps when clicking on video links from Youtube, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram.