WhatsApp added picture-in-picture video calling and text status in latest update

WhatsApp has added picture-in-picture video calling and Text status with colored background in latest update on August 31, 2017.  This is mostly useful for users frequently updating their status and using WhatsApp video calls regularly.

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Till now, there was only option to upload photo or video in your WhatsApp status.  But now, they had added following two new options in latest update

  1. Text-only Status Update:

Now, text-only updates can be posted to your status in WhatsApp which will be visible for 24 hours.  You have to tap the pencil icon present in the WhatsApp Status tab and then you can type whatever you’d like.  You can also change a background color and font style of your choice and add your favorite emoticons to the status.

  1. Picture-in-picture Video mode:

After starting a video call in WhatsApp, now you can tap back to continue the video call in picture-in-picture mode.  So, you can perform other tasks in parallel.  But, to enable this feature Android 8.0+ is required.

Once, you will update your status it will be visible for 24 hours in WhatsApp status.  After setting your status, you would be able to see a small eye icon at the bottom center, along with count on right side of it which will show how many users have seen your status.  When you will click on that eye icon then it will display the list of all users who has seen your status.

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