WhatsApp for iPhone will soon get picture-in-picture mode

Last week, WhatsApp announced a new “Message Yourself” feature. It allows users to chat with themselves one-on-one to send notes, reminders, and updates as needed.

Now the Meta-owned company is testing another value-added Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature that iPhone users have been praying for years.

In the screenshot of iPhone with WhatsApp v22.24.0.79 beta (iOS) version shared by WABetaInfo, we can see the app with a WhatsApp video call window on the home screen.

Picture-in-Picture feature on WhatsApp for iOS. Credit: WABetaInfo

This feature allows users to make video calls and also control other apps on the iPhone at the same time. It has been available on Android mobiles for a long time and soon, if all goes according to plan, it will be available on Apple devices in a few weeks.

In a related development, WhatsApp is also testing a security feature for the desktop version.

It plans to introduce an option to lock the Messenger home screen on the PCs. The user can lock it with a password. While this is offered as optional, device owners are advised to make the most of the lock option as it secures the chat history and prevents others using the same system from prying.

Read more | WhatsApp is testing screen lock security feature for desktop version

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