After iOS and Android, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is now rolling out “Picture in Picture (PiP) mode” for web users that will allow them to view videos within a chat window, without opening third party pages or apps.
According to the report, the picture-in-picture feature comes with the latest 0.3.2041 version of the WhatsApp Web. This means to enjoy the PIP feature on WhatsApp Web users should upgrade to the latest version of the app. Reportedly the rollout may happen in a phased manner so users who are yet to receive the update should need to be a little more patient.
Now WhatsApp has finally submitted a new update for the web platform, giving the possibility to use the PiP feature for videos hosted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Streamable, the report added.
The PIP feature is available on both iOS and Android for a very long time now. The feature lets users watch a YouTube or videos from any other platform within the WhatsApp app. This basically reduces the burden of switching between two apps to watch the video and chat at the same time. Earlier WhatsApp users had to go to the YouTube app to watch the video and then return back to WhatsApp to message. The new of WhatsApp Web getting comes from WABetainfo.
With the PiP feature, WhatsApp users can watch a video and message at the same time, Basically multi-task. So how does the PiP feature works? Notably, the feature basically works only with the video links received on WhatsApp. On clicking the link the video will open in a tiny window with the chat and the users will basically watch the video and also chat with friends.
WhatsApp brings the same experience to the Web users now. Like for the phone users, WhatsApp Web users will no longer need to leave the messaging platform to watch a video received from their friends or family members.