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Earlier this year in July, it was revealed that WhatsApp was testing out a picture-in-picture mode for its video calling feature. Basically this means that during a video call on WhatsApp, you’ll be able to minimize the video call window without breaking the video connection or pausing it, thus allowing users to continue responding to text messages and whatnot.

The good news is that the feature is pretty much ready, as noted by Android Police who discovered that the feature has since made its way to WhatsApp’s stable channel. This means that users who update to the latest version of WhatsApp, which is version 2.17.323 for Android, should have no problem accessing the feature.

The latest update will also bring about the text-only status update feature that was announced a while back, but it looks like it is now available to all users. The picture-in-picture mode isn’t particularly groundbreaking, but this is a feature that has been available for other messenger apps, so we guess if WhatsApp really wanted to compete then it now has a more compelling reason for users to get on board with it.

If you’d like to get your hands on the latest version of WhatsApp, head on over to the Google Play Store for the download.

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