PiP, or Picture-in-Picture, is a new feature on Whatsapp that will let you continue chatting while making a video call.
Whatsapp, as we know, is improving regularly, with tons of features being added every now and then. And now, the messaging app is prepping to add a new feature called PiP (or Picture-in-Picture) mode for video calling. Talking about the PiP mode, it basically lets you minimize the ongoing video call so that you can continue chatting with others.
On the current version, it is not possible to perform any actions on the app during a video call. So, PiP sounds like a feature we’ve always wished to see on Whatsapp. However, the feature is presently available only on the Whatsapp beta version 2.17.265 running on Android O Developer Preview.
This version of Whatsapp is currently in the testing phase. Therefore we’ll have to wait to know if the feature would be available for the older versions of Android and iOS. Also, it’s not clear at this point whether it would be possible to use the PiP feature after minimizing the app as a whole.
What we know as of now is that PiP mode will let users shrink the video call window to an edge of the screen (top or bottom), thus enabling them to use the application seamlessly.