WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Meta, has added a new feature for iOS users – picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for video calls. This new feature allows users to continue their video call while multitasking within the app or even outside of it.
PiP mode was first introduced on iOS with the release of iOS 14 in September 2020. The feature allows users to minimize a video call or a video playback to a small floating window that can be moved around the screen while the user performs other tasks. WhatsApp has now integrated this feature into its app, allowing users to take advantage of this convenient feature during their video calls.
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To use PiP mode during a WhatsApp video call on iOS, users simply need to swipe up on the screen to minimize the call. The call will then continue in a small window that can be moved around the screen. Users can then navigate through the app or even exit the app to perform other tasks while continuing their video call.
One of the main benefits of PiP mode during a WhatsApp video call is that users can continue their conversation while also performing other tasks. For example, users can check their messages, send photos or videos, or even browse the web while still seeing and hearing their video call. This feature is especially useful for those who need to multitask or have a busy schedule.
Another benefit of PiP mode is that it allows users to access other features of the app without ending their video call. For example, users can access their chat history or search for other contacts without having to end their call. This saves time and avoids the hassle of having to end the call and restart it again.
It is worth noting that PiP mode is only available for WhatsApp video calls on iOS, and not for voice calls. It is also important to ensure that the device is running iOS 14 or later to access this feature.