A couple of months ago, it was spotted that the WhatsApp beta for Android had a picture-in-picture mode in testing. Now according to various Android user reports, it looks like the feature has finally started rolling out to Android users so if you haven’t updated your WhatsApp yet, you probably should.
Note that picture-in-picture support isn’t exactly new as it has been available for iOS users for a while now. It is unclear why it took WhatsApp so long to bring the feature onto Android, but we suppose better late than never. For those unfamiliar with what this feature does, basically it means that whenever someone sends a video or a link to a video, like on YouTube, you can play it without having to leave the chat.
You can also leave the current chat, go to another chat, and have the video continue to float and play. That being said, Android users have been able to enjoy split screen features for a while now, so that was one way to get around being able to watch YouTube and chat on WhatsApp at the same time before this feature was rolled out. The latest update to WhatsApp is available via the Google Play Store so head on over to update if you haven’t done so already.