WhatsApp Beta gets Private replies, Picture in Picture mode and more
Facebook-owned WhatsApp keeps updating its mobile app with new features regularly. The company has now rolled out some new features on the beta version which will soon make their way to the stable version of the app.
The new features are as follows:
Picture in Picture (PiP) mode
The PiP feature enables users to multitask while taking a video call. The app now has a new icon that will prompt when a user is taking a video call. After selecting the icon, a picture in picture mode will start in a new window. Users can also resize the video window.
Private replies in groups
This feature will allow a user to reply privately to a group message. Now, a person in a group will get an option to message a particular member which other members can’t see. This feature was spotted in the WhatsApp Web version.
New invite via link shortcut
The invite via link feature is already available for the iOS app but will now make its way to the Android platform. It enables group admins to send a link to other users so they can join the group directly.
Tap to unblock user
The new build will provide an option wherein users can unblock anyone by just tapping and holding any contact and send him/her a message.
Shake to report
This is an interesting feature that allows users to report problems just by shaking the device which opens the Contact Us section of the app. The feature is available in the WhatsApp beta version number 2.17.437.