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Usually, the developers of WhatsApp use your Android application to make improvements that then run down the rest of its ecosystem, but it is not always so. In this case, for example, the first in a brand new mode, Picture-in-Picture were iOS users, and now a few months later, the improvement comes to Android.
The mode Picture-in-Picture takes, in fact, time in Android, but not all apps have been adapted to it. Now it is WhatsApp that gives the step forward and introduces the new mode in its latest beta, which in these moments corresponds to the version number 2.18.234. So, follow the normal course, it will take a few days to be distributed to all Android users.
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The mode Picture-in-Picture will allow us to see a video in a floating window that can be kept permanently on the application, so that we can continue talking with our contacts without the playback to stop. Great to see these videos sent to us by our contacts, whether they are videos or de streaming platforms such as Youtube, Facebook or Instagram.
once we send a video of any of these platforms, we’ll just click on the play button to the video position on the screen of WhatsApp while we can keep on doing other things. This functionality is enabled to all the users who have Android 4.4 KitKat or higher.
For now, the new functionality Picture-in-Picture has some shortcomings, such as the fact that the video stops and the window closes when we change chat, not something that happens in the application of WhatsApp for iOS. We are confident that the solution to this problem is released soon in future versions.
So, if you are subscribed to the beta of WhatsApp, today you will receive the update to the version 2.18.234 which already includes compatibility with the mode Picture-in-Picture. For the rest of users, it will be a matter of days that the functionality is available to all. To see videos floating has been said.
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The news mode, Picture-in-Picture comes to WhatsApp for Android: you can watch videos without stop to chat was originally published in Xataka Android by Samuel Fernandez .
October 3, 2018
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