The feature is already available to some beta users and is likely to be rolled out to more users in the coming days, as reported by WaBetaInfo. The feature enables users to clear the screen to continue video calls and perform other tasks on WhatsApp in a minimized window on their phones. With the help of this feature, users will be able to use other apps while making video calls.
Video Calls & Multitasking
Many beta testers, who have downloaded the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 update from the TestFlight app, have been able to use this feature for video calls. According to the report, a PiP view will appear immediately when you are multitasking with other apps. You can temporarily hide the video call view if you want because it uses the official iOS API.
WaBetaInfo said that even though the feature is compatible with iOS 15 and newer versions of iOS, they have no evidence that it has been enabled for iOS 15 users at the moment. The feature is currently available at least on iOS 16.1, so it could be one of the features supported by the update that brings official support for iOS 16 as reported by WaBetaInfo.
Screen Shot Notifications
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also going to introduce the feature of screenshot blocking. The feature is currently in beta testing. As the name suggests, screenshot blocking will prevent individuals from taking screenshots of “take a look at” images and videos. This feature allows users to restrict screen recording and capturing of the media being shared. This feature can be made available to the users by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.
Meta platform is also planning to bring a new feature of avatars. You will be able to use the avatar as a sticker, or you can use it during a video call. Another feature that users are going to see is the “Companion Mode”. This feature will enable users to link other mobile devices including tablets to their existing WhatsApp account. Currently, users can only link their existing WhatsApp account to their desktop via WhatsApp on the web.
Another update that WhatsApp is planning is an increase in the time limit for deleting delivered messages. Users are currently able to delete delivered messages within 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds.