WhatsApp users can now text, video call at the same time

11 September, 2017, 06:56 | Author: Patsy Dennis
  • WhatsApp now has picture-in-picture video calling and text status updates in the stable channel

Facebook owned popular messaging app WhatsApp has updated its app with the addition of multiple features over the past few months. These features are available now on the latest builds for WhatsApp which comes as Android v2.17.323 and iOS 2.17.52. The first feature brings in the Picture-in-Picture mode for video calling and the second one brings text-only status updates. This new feature is said to be a paid facility to generate some revenue.

What's new in the new WhatsApp update?

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Whatsapp has previously removed the text only status and introduced the Snapchat like status update.

The new update allows users to return to the home screen or any other app during a video call. After resizing the video call screen will appear at one side of the mobile screen, while the background will be that of the chat box. This feature will be compatible for the devices running on Android 8.0+. The feature is now available for both iOS and Android users. You can also add emojis, change font style, and change the background color to design your text status. However, you could have had a text overlay if you wanted to write something.

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Speaking about the text-only status now that it's back and will function as usual.

The new WhatsApp Messenger's update has been rolled out officially. Though the features started to roll out slowly in August but are now generally available on all the stable builds. If you are looking for an official upgrade option, you can head over to the following link and can update this application to its new version. "Some businesses may use service providers to manage their messages, and those service providers may be able to read the messages you send to those businesses", he further adds. Just tap on to the update button and you will be able to update your WhatsApp Messenger from there.

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