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Multi-tasking aid! WhatsApp video calls get PiP mode on iPhones

The picture-in-picture mode will allow iPhone users to use other apps while placing a WhatsApp video call.

| Updated on: Feb 20 2023, 13:21 IST
In Pics: Send the best quality WhatsApp photos on iPhone, Android now; Know how
1/5 Why does WhatsApp compress pictures while sharing it? This happens because in the Settings of the application the photo upload quality is set on auto by default, and therefore, the quality of the image while sharing depends on several factors like the internet connection, size of the image, and more. The app therefore, looks to downsize the image, which affects its quality. (PTI)
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2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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WhatsApp has rolled out the picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iPhones. Know how it will help you. (Pixabay)

Do you use the WhatsApp video call feature to connect with your friends and family? It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to connect with your loved ones and actually see them on the screen. However, sometimes, using any other feature becomes difficult while having a video call. To solve the problem, WhatsApp is releasing a new mode named picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for video calls on iPhones. The new mode was earlier teased to some beta testers only. As per a report by WabetaInfo, WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store, which will enable the picture-in-picture mode for video calls to everyone.

With WhatsApp's release for iOS 23.3.77 update on the App Store, the picture-in-picture mode has been widely rolled out to everyone on the stable release of the app! The picture-in-picture mode will allow users to use other apps while placing a video call on WhatsApp. WabetaInfo report says that you can finally multitask during a WhatsApp call without having to pause the video.

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To find out if it is enabled for your WhatsApp account, just place a video call to check.

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Not just this, but this update also enables you to use some other features such as the ability to attach a caption to your documents and longer group subjects and descriptions which has been released with the WhatsApp beta for iOS update to make it easier to describe your groups.

Can't find any of these features? You will need to update your WhatsApp on your iPhone to the latest update.

How to update WhatsApp on an iPhone

Step 1:

First of all, open the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2:

Search for WhatsApp and open it.

Step 3:

On the next screen, you will find the option of Update located next to WhatsApp Messenger. Just tap on it.

Step 4:

It will start downloading the latest update if it is available.

If you still couldn't find the update, then you may receive it over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the regular updates of WhatsApp from the App Store in order to get the feature.

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First Published Date: 20 Feb, 13:07 IST