WhatsApp new features introduced; Picture-in-Picture video calling and text only status updates etc.

WhatsApp app that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*  and is available on phones all over the world have rolled out two WhatsApp new features.

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WhatsApp new features for its Android and iOS application include the Picture in Picture (PiP) function and text-only status updates.

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WhatsApp New Features and their details:

The picture in Picture feature allows users to minimise a video call in progress and can handle messages simultaneously, within the app. The feature is only available for devices with Android 8.0(Oreo). The PiP feature is a late addition to WhatsApp since apps such as Google Duo and Youtube already had the feature.

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The second new feature allows users to set text-only status updates. Currently, users have an option of setting a video or a photo as a 30-second short status. The new feature allows users to choose a solid background colour and add the text. Similar to the current status updates, the text status has a validity of 24 hours.

WhatsApp new features Expected in Future:

WhatsApp has been looking for new features for a while now and recently announced WhatsApp for business. The service will allow businesses to be verified which will be recognised with a green tick. The business contacts will display info regarding their addresses and other information such as email id. WhatsApp is also reportedly planning to implement UPI-based digital payment, which would make transactions for business and customers easier and fluid.