WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture feature
What is Picture-in-Picture Mode ?
A familiar phrase and tool in many televisions, within the YouTube app on Android and, yes, in iOS. Google is adding a Picture-in-Picture mode to Android O. With a YouTube video playing, just tap the Home button and the video will pop into a small window that can remain on screen as you navigate other apps on your device. You can slide the video around for best placement, then simply slide it off the screen to terminate. Available now in the Android O Beta.
With over 1 billion active users Whatsapp is one of the most popular apps in the world, and for its good reasons and for the smooth features. The well known communication app is packed full of really great features for spicing up otherwise boring text conversations and is so popular that even Apple took a page out of their book with ios 10, introducing many of the same features to iMassage. Whatsapp isn’t content to hold still either, as evident by a pretty stellar new feature the app has just introduced.
so whats the new here. whats the big new feature? Simple as say its a picture-in-picture mode that you can use during or when your video calls running. it means that now whatsapp will allow you to continue the video call in a minimized screen while browsing thru the rest of your conversations. while it’s not a massive game changer, its just a pretty good addition or feature. Worth knowing ? The feature is currently only available in the beta version of Whatsapp, and only for the select few using the android O Dev preview, that means there is only a limited amount of folks who can use the feature right now.
The reason for the Android O Dev preview Exclusivity is that the feature is made possible thanks to a new API included in Android O, Which unfortunately means that the vast majority of us won’t be able to use this feature for quite some time. More than likely once Android O becomes an official release in the near future, this feature will make its own way out of beta and over to the consumer-ready version of Whatsapp, though unless they find a work around – it will still likely require Android O or newer.
So If you have got the Android O Dev Version, than You should be able to use this feature now, though keep in your mind its a beta feature on a Dev version of OS. Your mileage may vary when it comes to how well this feature working currently on your cell phones. let us know Your Opinions in Comment down.
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