If you’ve been a user of WhatsApp for a while, then you’ve probably noticed that it has added more features to its app. Some of them include Screenshot blocking, Picture in picture mode, Companion mode, and the View Once text feature. These new features will be available in the app’s next version, which is currently being worked on.
View Once text feature
Whatsapp is reportedly working on a View Once text feature. The feature is currently in beta, and may be coming to the mainstream in a few months. It’s an extra layer of privacy and security for your messages.
The view once feature is designed to keep the recipient from reading your message again. However, it’s not foolproof. Some people could still screenshot it and forward it to someone else.
Another benefit of this new feature is that your messages won’t be archived. Also, you will be able to search for messages by date. You might also be able to send self-destructing videos and photos to your contacts.
According to WABetaInfo, the “View Once” feature is coming to text messages. Though the layout may change, the feature is expected to work like the once-view image feature.
The “View Once” icon is located to the right of the text bar. This button will have a green color signature. The feature is enabled by tapping the encircled “1” icon.
Picture in picture mode
Picture in picture mode for video calls on WhatsApp is one of the latest features introduced by the messaging service. It allows users to use another app or web page while on a video call.
Currently, only iOS users can access this feature. But soon, more users will be able to enjoy it.
The new feature is being rolled out to beta testers first. Users can access it by simply downloading the WhatsApp application and joining the Beta program. Once you are a part of the beta program, you will be able to get PiP access.
In picture in picture mode, the in-call video screen is minimised. This lets you scroll through the other apps while you are on a video call. You can also long press on a participant to enlarge the feed. When you want to chat, just long-press again and you’ll be able to chat.
During a video call, you can also mute or mute the participants. Another feature is a call link, which you can share with other people to join a call.
WhatsApp is currently testing out a new feature called Picture in Picture or PIP for video calls. This mode enables users to use other applications while they are on a video call.
The PIP feature is available on Android devices. However, it is still only available on the beta version of the app. It will eventually be available to everyone.
Another interesting new feature is a dedicated call tab. This will be a tab within the sidebar of the app. This will allow you to sync data from your WhatsApp calls with the web.
In the coming years, WhatsApp will introduce a number of new features. Some of them include a new status feature, screen lock for desktop apps, and even a companion mode. All these features are expected to be available in upcoming app updates.
WhatsApp’s Picture in Picture mode is the ‘best of the best’, but there are a few other features which should also make their way into the app. These include the ability to look at your contacts’ photos, voice notes, and online presence.
Companion mode is a new feature that is currently in beta. It will allow users to connect their existing WhatsApp account to other devices. Users can then use the same profile on up to four different devices.
The feature is expected to be available for more users in the coming weeks or months. However, companion mode is not for everyone. In order to be able to use it, you need to be a WhatsApp beta tester.
To use companion mode, you will have to link your mobile phone to your tablet. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to run your WhatsApp account on your tablet. This will work on both iOS and Android devices.
Companion mode will not affect end-to-end encryption. You’ll still be able to send and receive messages, and chats are encrypted between you and your partner. Messages will also be sent automatically to all linked devices.
Another feature that’s being tested is picture-in-picture mode. Users can use this mode to make video calls and browse other apps at the same time.