WhatsApp already lets you watch a YouTube video in PiP mode and now this functionality might be available for video calls on the platform. The feature will be out in 2023. The Meta-owned messaging app is testing adding the picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for its iOS app.
WhatsApp PiP for Video Calls confirms to be introduced in 2023
PiP mode during video calls will make multitasking pretty easy. So, using other apps while attending a WhatsApp call with friends will soon become easy-breezy. This will be similar to how you can watch YouTube videos in PiP (on the Premium plan).
Meta hasn’t revealed anything else about the feature. We expect more details to be out when PiP for video calls is ready to launch. For those who don’t know, it was recently spotted as part of WhatsApp for iOS beta version 18.104.22.168. And, beta testing has officially been confirmed. We will let you know whenever this feature goes live.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has highlighted some of the calling features that can be used right now. There’s the ability to create Call Links and invite people to video calls, message or mute members of a call if needed, and the new waveform-style appearance of calls.
Additionally, you can now add up to 32 people on a single video call and get in-banner notifications to know when someone joins a call. “As always, all calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default to protect people’s privacy and safety,” the company said. So, what do you think about the upcoming PiP mode for WhatsApp video calls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.