WhatsApp rolls out PiP feature on its web version

San Francisco: After iOS and Android, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is now rolling out “Picture in Picture (PiP) mode” for web users that will allow them to view videos within a chat window, without opening third party pages or apps.

The feature comes as part of the 0.3.2041 update along with new improvements and security fixes, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp, reported on Sunday.

In the previous web version, the messaging app released the PiP feature to watch shared videos.

Now WhatsApp has finally submitted a new update for the web platform, giving the possibility to use the PiP feature for videos hosted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Streamable, the report added.

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To force the update, WhatsApp web users need to clear their browser cache and re-launch the browser.

The PiP feature was rolled out in January 2018 and December 2018 for iOS and Android users respectively.

The Facebook-owned company has over 200 million monthly active users in India and is one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide.

[source_without_link]IANS[/source_without_link]

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