In its most recent software update, WhatsApp Messenger is introducing picture-in-picture capability, enabling users to continue their video call in a tiny window while using another iPhone feature.
Until now, you had to swipe out of WhatsApp to pause the video for the person you were speaking to do an action on your phone while on a WhatsApp video call.
Suppose you swipe out of a video call after the new support has been made available. In that case, it will automatically minimize into a picture-in-picture window that stays visible even as you access other apps, allowing you and the person you’re talking to continue your conversation without the iPhone becoming otherwise unusable.
WhatsApp announced in December that it was working on picture-in-picture compatibility so users could use other applications and multitask while still participating in video calls.
Picture-in-picture, which debuted on the iPhone with iOS 14, functions with programs that display video. But, app developers must include support for the feature in third-party apps.
In addition, the most recent upgrade, version 23.3.77, adds support for longer group subjects and descriptions and the option to add captions when sending documents. According to WhatsApp, these capabilities will trickle out over the upcoming weeks.