WhatsApp for iOS is receiving an replace that can permit iPhone homeowners to multitask on their cellphone whereas on a video name. Not like the Android model of the app, which has supported multi-tasking whereas on video requires ages, WhatsApp for iOS would pause a consumer’s video stream when the app was minimised or the consumer switched to a different app. Now, iPhone customers will see a floating picture-in-picture (PiP) window with a minimised model of the window, permitting them to entry different apps on a video name.
The favored messaging service introduced that it was including help for the PiP function on iOS through the discharge notes for the most recent steady model on the App Retailer. “With help for iOS Image in Image (PiP), now you can multitask throughout a WhatsApp name with out your video being paused,” the changelog reads. Devices 360 was capable of verify that the function was enabled on two iPhone fashions after updating to WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77.
It’s price noting that Apple added help for PiP mode in 2020 with the discharge of iOS 14, whereas Google added help again in 2017, when it rolled out Android 8, popularly often known as Android Oreo. Third-party Android apps have acquired help for PiP mode quicker than their iOS counterparts — YouTube customers on iOS have been lastly capable of minimise video playback to a floating window within the second half of 2022.
In the meantime, the replace additionally provides help for captions whereas sending paperwork on WhatsApp for iOS. The app beforehand allowed customers so as to add captions to photographs and video, and customers can now add context to paperwork whereas sharing them.
Customers on iOS may even be capable to enter longer topics and descriptions for group chats, after updating to the most recent model of WhatsApp. The corporate rolled out these enhancements to the Android model of the app earlier this week — together with the power to share 100 photographs or movies at a time, which does not seem like included as a part of the most recent replace or iOS.
WhatsApp additionally states that customers can create avatars as stickers and their profile photograph, however it’s price noting that the corporate first introduced the rollout of this function, together with help for 36 customisable stickers based mostly on user-generated avatars, in December.