WhatsApp Update: Group Video Call, Picture-in-Picture mode

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Latest WhatsApp update let the users to make group video call and watch YouTube and Instagram videos without leaving WhatsApp app

Facebook owned WhatsApp rolls out bunch of updates over the last few months to improve user experience and to prevent misuse of the platform. The company also rolled out the most required features with admin controls and “forwarded” label feature after criticised by user and governments in the country over the last month. Now, the company brings out latest whatsapp update with group video call feature and Picture-in-Picture mode that allow user to watch facebook and instagram videos without leaving the apps.

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Group Video Call:

WhatsApp finally added group video calling feature in its massaging platform for Android and iOS users. In the past, people were using third party apps to make group video call in WhatsApp. But after the latest whatsapp update rolled out from the last week, the feature makes possible for group video call within the WhatsApp app for both Android and iOS

“You can make a group call with up to four people total – anytime and anywhere. Just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call” the post said.

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The new feature is available for Android Beta and Stable version by updating it from google play store. For iOS user, it will be available by simply update their app from apple’s app store to avail group video calling feature. The new feature will be available for windows OS user within the short time period.

Group Video Call on WhatsApp: Step-by-step guide

  • Open a WhatsApp conversation
  • Click on Video Call option at the right side of top window.
  • The video call will automatically take place.
  • After the video call invitation has been accepted by participants, you can add another participant by click on add user icon at right corner of top windows.
  • Participants can be added only by the caller who makes the call.
  • User can add maximum four participants in a group video call.

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Picture-in-Picture Mode:

WhatsApp is also working on Picture-in-Picture mode to give better experience on watch video link that shared on WhatsApp without leaving the app. The latest report revealed by wabetainfo.com, Picture-in-Picture mode will let users to watch video on floating windows without disturbing the conversation and without leaving the app.

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The upcoming update on PiP mode will be suitable for YouTube and instagram videos. In the Past, the shared link of YouTube video or instagram video could have open in separate app to play that video.  But with the PiP mode, the shared link of youtube video or instagram video show play button and can be watch within the app with floating windows. The PiP window can be moved around the screen without disturbing the conversation. The upcoming PiP mode will be work for YouTube and Instagram videos. Moreover, the upcoming feature is at developing stage right now and will take around a year to revealed it as an official. But the user can avail this feature by join the WhatsApp beta programme on google play store.

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In addition, the company also working on monetize its Whatsapp for business platform to generate revenue in the country. We are also waiting for FB messenger like new stickers for WhatsApp which is much hyped and teased by the company in its tweeter handle.

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