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In its latest update for Apple iPhones, instant messenger WhatsApp has added two new features – Picture in Picture mode (PiP) to watch YouTube videos directly within the app, and an enhanced voice recording button, which no more requires holding down the mic icon to record audio.
The new update comes with WhatsApp version 2.17.81, which is currently available to download via App Store. The voice recording feature works as intended with the new update. However, the PiP mode is currently not working and the YouTube link in conversation still takes you to the YouTube app.
The update app is capable of running PiP mode and it will be functional soon after WhatsApp enables the switch from server end.
Note that the YouTube feature in WhatsApp is currently disabled, also if the changelog reports it. Probably they missed to enable it.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) November 28, 2017
I will inform you when WhatsApp will enable it from the server, probably tonight.
For Google Android devices, however, there is no information yet on the availability of such features anytime soon. Going by the past updates, the two features might find their way to Android devices soon.
As for other tentative WhatsApp updates for Android devices, WABetaInfo recently shared that the instant messenger was working on a new feature to allow users to switch between voice calls and video calls without ending the call in progress.