A new feature is heading to WhatsApp on Android phones in the coming days and weeks.
A rollout of a feature already in use on the iPhone version of the messaging service is underway for Android users.
According to the Express , back in May the Apple users’ version of the app received an update that allowed for video content to be watched picture-in-picture.
This feature allowed WhatsApp users to watch videos while still having access to their chats.
When the user pressed the play button on the clip, the content would appear in a floating window that could be repositioned.
It is worth noting even when clips are playing picture-in-picture the user still has the option to go into a full-screen mode at any time.
Swiping the video away will also get rid of the content being played.
The new feature does not need to be enabled in the settings menu of the app – instead it should be applied automatically.
The update is already rolling out to Android devices via an update from the Google Play Store.
If you do not currently have access to the feature it is worth checking the digital store manually to download it.