Picture in Picture Mode Coming to WhatsApp



WhatsApp started testing picture in picture mode for YouTube and Instagram videos. This is another strategy to prevent the users from leaving the messaging app.


As per the xda developers leaks, YouTube and Instagram video links will have a "Play" icon on top of the thumbnails. On clicking that the video will open in a floating window above the conversations. The window will have three options - close, full-screen, link to YouTube/Instagram icons on to the top left, top right, bottom right corners respectively. We can also drag the window to change its position.


This feature is not available to the public yet. Its already implemented for iOS, and in progress for android platform. After the implementation completes, we can expect an official update in the App Store and Play Store.