Picture-in-picture mode for video calls coming to WhatsApp on Android O


WhatsApp is very close to getting a new feature that would allow users to videos directly in the app, but only on . We had already reported on the matter a few days ago, but if you don’t remember, then you should know the feature is still under development and will work just like picture-in-picture mode.

Apparently, the team behind is on a similar feature for devices, which will work on . The bad is it will only support devices running since the picture-in-picture mode was added to WhatsApp thanks to an API included in the new version of the OS.

When released by WhatsApp, the picture-in-picture mode will not work on devices powered by older versions of Android unless the developers find a solution.

If your runs the latest Android O Developer Preview, you can even try the picture-in-picture mode for video calls. However, the new feature is only available in the beta version of , so make sure to enroll in the beta program if you want to check it out.