The debut of Android Oreo last year brought along a great deal of thoughtful small changes that make the user experience a great deal more enjoyable. One of these new features is a native picture-in-picture (PiP) mode that allows users to tuck away the window into a corner whilst switching to another app. The shrunk-down window can then be moved around from one area on the display to another as need be.
The feature is available for third-party programmers to execute, and as you’d imagine, Google has taken the lead in executing it in a range of its popular apps, such as Google Maps, desktop Chrome, YouTube and much more. But, third-party apps have also now started to implement the feature, together with WhatsApp currently thought to be functioning on the brand new feature for Android.
According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app recently filed a new update through the ‘Google Play Beta Program’, bringing the version up to 2.18.234. After rolled out openly, the feature is expected to allow users to keep their video calls onto a minimized screen whilst surfing through the remainder of their conversation.
On the other hand, the feature is not available for users for growth reasons and it requires to acquire many other improvements before it is officially enabled for all WhatsApp users. “For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it’s not working for you”, the report added.