This feature is also available on both iOS and Android platform.
The first feature, called picture-in-picture, allows users to resize the video calling window and move it around should they want to also text a friend or do something else.
The PiP feature in itself is quite a nifty addition to Android 8.0 Oreo as it offers seamless multitasking ability while watching videos or even following Google Maps directions. Previously, users could only be allowed to put their pictures and video as status updates. The app now gets support for picture-in-picture and ability to have text as a status message. But now, Whatsapp has rolled out these features to everyone, in the build v2.17.323 for android and v2.17.52 for iOS.
The text-only updates can also include link previews for URLs and they are visible in the status tab and will vanish after 24 hours. With this update, you will now be able to write your favourite quotes on a colourful background of your choice in the font you like. With this feature, users can now post a text only status. One of the most talked about things has been the "WhatsApp for Business" feature which will let companies have verified accounts to chat with their customers. This new feature is said to be a paid facility to generate some revenue. This tool will basically help businesses - especially small and mid-sized to boost productivity. This enables you to focus on both apps side by side.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has mounted two new features- support for picture-in-picture and posting text-only updates to your status- on its Android and iPhone clients in order to improvise its functionality for its huge bulk of users. This status of a special type of text can last only 24 hours.