WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is renowned in India for its cutting-edge features. According to a report, the picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iOS is now being rolled out by the instant messaging service.
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Recent reports from The Verge and 9to5Mac indicate that WhatsApp is introducing picture-in-picture capabilities for iPhone users. According to reports, the feature permits users to continue using other apps uninterrupted while on video calls.
When using WhatsApp on iOS, users can reduce their video call to a tiny window that sits above any other app and carry on with their work while making video calls by using the “picture-in-picture” feature. Users will benefit from being able to participate in the call while they browse the web, play games, or find pertinent information for their call.
According to The Verge, the feature will be accessible to iOS users who have the WhatsApp update version 23.3.77. According to the report, some users might have to wait because the feature is being made available in stages.
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In the meantime, Telegram’s security practices have come under fire from WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart. End-to-end encryption for chats and calls is a feature that Telegram advertises as having. Cathcart drew attention to the fact that Telegram does not turn on this security feature by default.
The head of WhatsApp hinted that Telegram could share almost any sensitive information in response to a government request in his response to a Wired article. Telegram does not provide end-to-end encryption by default and does not support e2ee for groups, Cathcart tweeted.
“They (Telegram) have built another API that seems to allow access to user content for mass surveillance,” he continued in his tweet.
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Cathcart said, “I recognize that some will say I’m self-interested in criticizing Telegram,” in his final tweet. However, there are a ton of other excellent end-to-end encrypted messaging apps available for users to pick from. Use one of them instead of Telegram if you’re not going to use WhatsApp.
End-to-end encryption is available on both WhatsApp and Telegram.
However, a Telegram user must enable it by opening the chat profile, selecting More, and then selecting Start Secret Chat. On the other hand, the WhatsApp security terms state that “With end-to-end encryption, your messages are secured with a lock, and only the recipient and you have the special key needed to unlock and read them. No special settings need to be activated to secure your messages because everything happens automatically.