The Meta-owned, popular instant messaging service WhatsApp is constantly developing and testing various new functions for users. WhatsApp is now accessible on desktops, Android and iOS devices. The company is currently trying out a new function for users of the iOS application of their messaging system. TestFlight beta program lets iOS users test out new features before when they are released to the public. The company has released an update to the program, which has updated WhatsApp to iOS into version 18.104.22.168. According to WABetaInfo, the update adds a convenient video calling feature for WhatsApp users using iPhones. In this version, limited test subjects will now utilize a picture-in-picture mode for video calls.
WhatsApp uses iOS picture-in-picture mode to make video calls available.
The new Video calling option will become accessible for beta testers who install the most current WhatsApp beta version of the iOS 22.214.171.124 update via the TestFlight application. Many iOS users will get this feature in the next few days. According to the report, iPhone users can use other applications while making an audio call through WhatsApp by enabling this feature.
Beta testers wanting to find out if this feature is enabled on their WhatsApp account may try the identical. The feature will appear immediately when you use other apps while on a video call if the feature is activated.
Additionally, this feature utilizes the official iOS APIs, meaning that users can temporarily block the video call view when they’d like.
Following the testing of the new feature, this report states that the feature is running on iOS 16.1 and up. This could be an option that will be offered by the update that will bring officially supported support to iOS 16, the report states.
In addition, WhatsApp is also testing its new features in the most recent Android Beta version.