Back in last couple of months, WhatsApp started testing picture-in-picture support for video calls in its beta program for the application. We didn’t have any idea at that time as to when WhatsApp would be rolling out PiP and Text Status for all users, but it looks like that day has officially come.

Full changelog for stable version 2.17.323 is given below:

• Now you can post text-only updates to your status and they’ll be visible for 24 hours. Just tap the pencil icon in the Status tab, type what you’d like, and pick a background color or font of your choice. 😉
• When in a video call, you can tap back to continue the video call in picture-in-picture mode (Android 8.0+).

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Tapping the back button while taking a video call in WhatsApp will take you back to your main conversation screen for the contact you’re talking to, and if you’d like, you can go all the way back to your home screen and even open up other applications while still being able to view the video call that you’re currently on. It’s a really smart use of Android Oreo’s picture-in-picture feature, and arguably more useful than Google’s recent PiP support for Maps. (Only available for Android 8+ aka Android Oreo)

Text Status

The text-only updates, which can also include link previews for URLs, show up in the status tab and will disappear after 24 hours. It’s kind of an amalgamation of Facebook and Snapchat’s statuses, I suppose. Picture-in-picture mode will only work on devices running Android 8.0 as it’s a feature specific to Oreo. WhatsApp joins other apps like Duo and YouTube in showing PIP video while you do other things. You can choose background color and different font too. xD

Loving it? To download WhatsApp v2.17.323 click here <3

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