WhatsApp last year introduced video-calling feature to its app. It seems the app is now about to receive a new feature as a new picture-in-picture (PIP) mode for video-calling has now been spotted inside the version 2.17.265 of the WhatsApp app running on developer preview of Android O.
As per a tweet by WABetaInfo,
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.265: as announced, WhatsApp now supports PiP for video calls on Android O (8.0)!
Enabled by default!
From the image shared of the feature in action, it is currently unclear if WhatsApp users will be able to move this PIP window around on the screen or it will stay at a fixed position.
Also, if the pop-out video calls can be continued after minimizing the WhatsApp window so that you can do any other task using your phone. If the latter happens, then WhatsApp will be one of the first video calling apps to facilitate multitasking on a smartphone.