WhatsApp Gets Picture In Picture Mode, Private Replies, And More
After rolling out the Picture-in-Picture approach to mobile devices around the globe, now WhatsApp appears to be planning to include this feature to the Web client. The new WhatsApp Web features will be introduced with an upcoming update that is stated to be including an alternative for users to respond privately to messages in group messages.
For the moment, the feature is not accessible for downloading but might be soon launched. WhatsApp, earlier this month, was noticed to add a “Restricted Groups” settings to assist the admin to confine members of the group from sending photographs, text messages, GIFs, video, voice messages, or documents. Now, let’s know about the latest additions to this instant messaging platform.
WhatsApp Web Picture-in-Picture mode
As per WABetaInfo’s brief report, the famous resource for impromptu WhatsApp features, the firm has put forward its Web client’s version 0.2.7315 that consists of new features. The foremost in the sequence is the Picture-in-Picture mode. This feature enables the users to watch videos in a distinct pop-up screen, which incorporates controls such as a volume controller, timeline slider, and pause/play button. Apparently, a new icon allows the Picture-in-Picture video content in another screen to permit one to carry on their conversation or any other work on the prevailing display. The new video-centric utility seems to function analogous to the Picture-in-Picture mode accessible on the WhatsApp’s mobile versions that was released in September.
WhatsApp Reply Privately option
Together with the new mode, the update for WhatsApp Web will be adding an option “Reply Privately” that enables you to converse with one of the members of the group privately. The new option, according to the screenshot presented by those at WABetaInfo, will be placed beside the existing options “Forward message” & “Reply” and will cite the group message along with your private message. It is also likely that the new facility to send messages privately to group members would come to WhatsApp for iOS/Android soon.
Tap to unblock user
An option will be provided by the new build where anybody can be unblocked by the user simply by clicking and clutching any contact and send them a message.
New invite through link shortcut
The invite through link feature is accessible for the iOS application already but now will make its route to the Android platform. It allows the admins of the group to pass on a link to users so they can connect directly to the group.