If you’re using WhatsApp on iOS, there’s another update to look out for: developer Meta has started rolling out support for picture-in-picture mode for video calls, so you can still see who you’re talking to while you’re on the go. using other apps on your phone. iPhone.
The update (via 9to5Mac) is simple enough and comes with version 23.3.77 from the App Store. When you’re on a video call in WhatsApp, just minimize the app and you’ll get a permanent video thumbnail on the screen that you can drag and drop as needed.
WhatsApp announced the feature was coming last year, and it seems that beta testing has gone well enough for the picture-in-picture mode to be available to everyone. That is, anyone with an iPhone – it’s not yet known if the same functionality will ever make its way to Android.
The iOS update also includes some other improvements, such as the ability to add captions to documents, support for longer group chat names and descriptions, and personalized avatars that can be used as stickers.
The app that keeps updating
Of course, Meta will be keen to get millions of people back to WhatsApp, which is no doubt part of the reason it keeps its software developers so busy – very few apps get updates as numerous and frequent as they do for WhatsApp.
Whether it’s being able to send messages even when the internet goes down, or upgrades to the number of photos and videos you can post in a chat, we usually don’t have to wait long for another update to WhatsApp.
These are usually updates that are useful and well thought out, with the most recent being a good example of that: being able to have a video call while working in other apps certainly improves the user experience.
Also don’t forget about the huge number of apps under the WhatsApp banner. You can get native applications for Windows and macOS, as well as Android and iOS, and there’s even a version that runs in a web browser. All we need now is an iPad version.