Picture-in-picture mode for video calls was added to WhatsApp’s beta iOS app in December of the previous year. It turns out that the developers are currently releasing to everyone.
The picture-in-picture mode for video calls is very helpful if you want to use other apps and navigate your phone while on a video call, and it works in a similar way to Apple’s implementation of PiP mode for Facetime. WhatsApp users had previously been able to multitask while on a video call, but the video was paused in the background.
Simply make a video call on your device, return to the home screen, or open another app, to check if the new feature is available on your device. In addition, the WhatsApp changelog on the Apple App Store suggests that the developers added support for longer group subjects and descriptions and the ability to add captions to documents. Personalized avatars that users can use as profile pictures or stickers will also be available to them.
Keep in mind that the picture-in-picture mode for video calls and other features will be available in the coming weeks; consequently, you might have to wait a few days for it to appear on your device. Kept Messages, a new way to save messages that disappear, was recently introduced by WhatsApp, and a transcription feature for long voice messages was reportedly in the works.