Weeks after making the picture-in-picture available for all Android users, WhatsApp also enabled the feature for Web users. The PIP feature for Whatsweb users is a bit different compared to Android and iOS. Currently, the picture-in-picture feature for whatsweb works only for shared videos. However, WhatsApp is working to bring support for Facebook, Instagram videos.
The feature rollout is gradual, and should be seen by all users in a few weeks. As said earlier, the PiP mode will work only on shared videos for now, with support for Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram videos coming soon.
The feature is enabled in the latest version 0.3.1846, and the user doesn’t need to manually install this update. Every time a user starts WhatsApp Web, the site recognises if there is an update available and installs it automatically.
To know if you are on version 0.3.1846, Goto WhatsApp Web > Settings > Help. If you’re on an older version of WhatsApp Web, then try clearing the cache and restart the service.
How to Use PIP feature on WhatsApp Web
To use the feature, try playing a video in chat, and see if a floating box appears that plays the video in-app. According to Gadgets360, “In our test, we saw that the feature was working fine, and after the video download was complete, a PiP logo shows up on the top left edge of the video (on iOS). Clicking on that will enable the video to play within the chat box. It will continue to play even when you leave the chat box and browse through other parts of WhatsApp as well”.