WhatsApp has updated its iOS version, allowing iPhone users to multitask on a video call. Previously, the app would pause a user’s video stream when the app was minimised or the user switched to another app.
With the update, iPhone users can now use a floating picture-in-picture (PiP) window with a minimised version, enabling them to access other apps while on a video call.
The update also includes support for captions when sending documents, as well as longer subjects and descriptions for group chats.
The Android version of WhatsApp received these features earlier in the week, along with the ability to share 100 images or videos at once, which is currently not available in the iOS version.
WhatsApp also introduced avatars as stickers and profile photos, a feature that was first announced in December. Although PiP mode was added to iOS in 2020, it was already available on Android since 2017.
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