WhatsApp on iOS reportedly supports Picture in Picture for Netflix trailers

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Nov 04 2019
WhatsApp on iOS reportedly supports Picture in Picture for Netflix trailers

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WhatsApp has reportedly enabled PiP mode for Netflix trailers.

The option is said to be available for WhatsApp users on iOS.

The PiP mode is currently supported for YouTube, Facebook and Instagram videos.

WhatsApp is one of the leading online messaging apps with over 1.5 billion monthly active users globally. Its developers constantly keep adding new features to the chat app to make it more useful and stay ahead of the competition like Telegram and WeChat. Now, the chat app has enabled a new option for iOS users, which makes it easier to view Netflix videos within the app. As per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has enabled Picture in Picture or PiP video playback for Netflix but it is apparently available only for iOS users, as of now. One needs to have the latest version of the app installed to be able to use the feature. 

Any trailer videos shared directly via Netflix play directly within WhatsApp, without booting up the Netflix app. Alongside the play button, the videos also show a play icon. This is similar to how YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and some other videos are streamed directly within the chat app. Additionally, the report suggests that WhatsApp developers might be working on enabling the PiP option for other online streaming services as well, which might be a reference to services like Amazon Prime. 

In other WhatsApp news, the app’s Android version was updated with the ability to support fingerprint authentication. Users of the chat app on Android can now set up the ability to lock the app and unlock it via fingerprint authentication. The option is available in the Privacy tab in Settings, and once enabled, it locks the app so that it can’t be accessed by anyone else. Additionally, there’s another report that suggests WhatsApp could finally let its users log into multiple devices simultaneously. You can read more about this here

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