It's not the first..... Facebook messenger alredy has that...i think
Honestly I couldn't care less about being able to still see the other person while I'm multi-tasking around, but what is ridiculous that is not supported is that Whatsapp pauses the video when you switch apps.. Viber can switch apps and keep streaming video, so that the other party doesn't know you're not watching anymore.. :p but stupid Whatsapp makes it so obvious. If they fix that with this update then I'll be happy, but if you ask me it's a bug they haven't fixed previously, not an impressive new feature.
Actually the Facebook messenger already has this feature and the video call pop up can be moves around like a floating tray
s334, 20 Jul 2017Didn't skype have this feature for ages. Whatsapp just catching up with the market.I also need to add how inconvenience it is to register for skype account. So much hassle even up to confirming the account. Using whatsapp is like a one click button. No registration. No email. No confirmation needed. Hassle free. Shut up with skype bullshit. No one use it anymore unless you are asked to.
s334, 20 Jul 2017Didn't skype have this feature for ages. Whatsapp just catching up with the market.Except that Skype is made for PC. Whatsapp have always been a smartphone app. So, it is the first for smartphone app to do this.
doniGforce, 20 Jul 2017Solaborate Messenger has been doing it for 1 year now :)Skype for Android got it many years ago. Useless feature to watch somebody in tiny window instead of full screen, but why not, maybe someone still use this microsoftish crApp.