This is an option called “picture in picture” that is already present in iOS devices but will soon reach mobile phones with the Android operating system although it is a minor function, WhatsApp prepares, after several months of tests, the possibility of sending messages while playing a video in a floating window. It is an option called «picture in picture» (PiP) that is gradually being extended to numerous digital services.

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This new feature, which has revealed the specialized media «WABetaInfo», is still in testing but its arrival is near for the version for Android mobile devices, but it was already present for months in terminals with iOS. This possibility is compatible with a large part of the players and multimedia contents such as YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.

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It is something useful and practical given that, to date, when a user received a message with a video this was reproduced outside the chat application, but now WhatsApp has solved this way of interacting. The operation is performed automatically at the moment when the playback starts.

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On the other hand, this function has a negative side; in the midst of so many visual impulses, users may fall into losing the thread of conversation and the attention that their contacts deserve


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