WhatsApp is working on a new feature allowing users on Android to switch from voice to video call .According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp recently redesigned the VoIP User Interface, that reflects the layout details of the material design.
In the new Android update, WhatsApp is developing a new button, that will allow to users to quickly switch from voice to video call without stopping the voice call in progress.
The recipient will be able to reject the upcoming video call, if he wants. In the same way, WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow to direcly mute a video (so not only the audio).
These features will be added in iOS and Windows Phone versions later.
Whatsapp last week released a new update on AppStore with a lot of hidden features one of which is the possibility to view YouTube videos directly on the platform.
This new feature implemented in WhatsApp uses the Picture in Picture concept to view YouTube videos without opening it.
You can pinch on the Picture in Picture mode in order to expand it, or you can open the video in a new WhatsApp section to view it in full screen mode.
You can also momentarily hide the Picture in Picture mode without stopping the video to read better your messages, sliding it right as you can see in this video that shows how it works.This feature is still under development, and actually it’s not possible yet to keep active the video if you change the chat: in that
This feature is still under development, and actually it’s not possible yet to keep active the video if you change the chat: in that case the Picture in Picture mode will disappear, unfortunately.
In the same way, it’s not possible to use the Picture in Picture WhatsApp mode on your Springboard, seen that this feature is available since iOS 9 for iPad only: probably, if a new API will be available in next iOS versions that will allow to use the Picture in Picture mode on your Springboard also for iPhone, WhatsApp will surely support it.
Probably, the most important information is that this feature is actually compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only, due to the good screen size. This may change in future (seen that, as abovementioned, the feature is still under development, so in this case all can change), supporting also iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, but don’t count on it so much.
This is not a feature that will be remotely enabled, at the moment (so also this may change in future), but it will be enabled with a new WhatsApp update on the AppStore when the feature will be ready.
There’s no news about this feature for Android and Windows Phone users.