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WhatsApp To Bring Picture-To-Picture Mode On Your Desktops, Will Allow Private Replies To Group Messages

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| December 11 , 2017 , 17:26 IST

Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has been bringing innovations feature to facilitate the users. It has been months since the platform allowed the users to access the application on the desktop, however, not all features of the mobile app were accessible on the web.

On huge demand, the web giant has now decided to introduce its Picture-in-Picture mode on Desktop in the new update, after months of the feature being present on mobile. In another development, the WhatsApp will soon allow the users to reply group messages 'privately'.

The popular tech website, WABetaInfo which reports about the prospective WhatsApp features before their announcement presented a report declaring about the two new features. Reportedly, the version 0.2.7315 of WhatsApp will have the new features for the benefit of web version users.

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The Picture-in-Picture mode will let the users watch videos in a separate pop-up screen which includes controls such as a play/ pause button, volume controller, and timeline slider. A new icon will enable the video content to be played on new screen whereas allowing to user to continue his/her chat on the existing screen.

The video-centric feature will work on the lines of Picture-in-Picture mode with little difference. Another option to 'Reply privately' to group members will be available alongside the existing 'Reply' and 'Forward message' options which will then forward the group message along with the private message to the receiver.

The feature of privately reply to group messages is expected to be rolled out by the application soon on iOS platform followed by Android and web interface. The application recently introduced the 'Restricted Groups' setting providing the group admin with the excess power of restrict group members from posting message and media.