WhatsApp launches two new features for iPhone users

Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has been updating its features to facilitate the users and enhance their experience. iPhone users will be the first ones to enjoy the new features added to the Instant  Messenger application. The updated version of the application was first spotted by a WhatsApp news website, the WABetaInfo.

“With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat”, the new update read on AppStore.

Ths feature will require someone with extra data since the  Whatsapp Bundle won’t play the videos. The Picture-in-Picture feature will allow users to play YouTube videos directly in the application, instead of pausing the conversation. With this, whenever a person receives a link to a video, the WhatsApp will instantly play it in the chat box, rather than switching to  YouTube.

The Whatsapp iOS 2.17.81 version has also made some improvements to the voice recording feature. Earlier, to record a voice note, one had to long press the icon to record a message. But with the new update, the user will be able to lock the record button and release it later once the message is completed. However, the option is disabled currently and expected to go online in few days.