Whatsapp has released several updates this year and gearing up to bring more now. According to the reliable WABetaInfo, whatsapp is ready to launch picture-in-picture videos on Android.
The feature, which first released on iOS back in May, will allow users to play videos from YouTube and Instagram in a small window within the app itself. In other words, you won’t have to navigate into YouTube’s or Instagram’s apps to quickly view a clip sent by a contact. However, the outlet adds that the new feature isn’t compatible with Instagram Stories, so you’ll still need to launch the Instagram app for those.
To actually activate picture-in-picture mode, you’ll need to tap on the play icon that appears in sent video links (as seen in the first picture below).
Picture-in-picture videos don’t seem to be available for us, but we expect the feature to slowly roll out to users in the coming weeks.
This would be the latest feature to come to WhatsApp in 2018, previously released group calls, suspicious link detection, and more admin controls.