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WhatsApp Rolls out PiP Feature For its Web Users

The Facebook-owned company has over 200 million monthly active users in India and is one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide

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WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for chats: Report. Pixabay

After iOS and Android, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is now rolling out “Picture in Picture (PiP) mode” for web users that will allow them to view videos within a chat window, without opening third party pages or apps.

The feature comes as part of the 0.3.2041 update along with new improvements and security fixes, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp, reported on Sunday.

In the previous web version, the messaging app released the PiP feature to watch shared videos.

Now WhatsApp has finally submitted a new update for the web platform, giving the possibility to use the PiP feature for videos hosted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Streamable, the report added.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device.

To force the update, WhatsApp web users need to clear their browser cache and re-launch the browser.

The PiP feature was rolled out in January 2018 and December 2018 for iOS and Android users respectively.

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The Facebook-owned company has over 200 million monthly active users in India and is one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide. (IANS)

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EaseMyTrip Announces Integration With WhatsApp to Book Flight Tickets

EaseMyTrip brings flight booking experience on WhatsApp

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) EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets. Pixabay

EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets.

The integration will allow customers to book flight tickets at competitive rates for their desired destination through WhatsApp itself.

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The collaboration of EaseMyTrip and WhatsApp is expected to bring about convenience to the customers. Wikimedia Commons

“As a part of our customer-centric approach, we have collaborated with Whatsapp-for-Business to come up with a technology solution in the form of EaseMyTrip Bot. This is especially convenient for customers who are on the move and short on time to explore multiple platforms in search of lowest fares & best deals,” Prashant Pitti, Whole-time Director, EaseMyTrip said in a statement.

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The collaboration is expected to bring about convenience to the customers, as they don’t even have to visit any website/app to book flight tickets; they just have to send a message on WhatsApp.

Moreover customer will keep receiving price drop or increase alert on their WhatsApp related to the flight they searched. (IANS)