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YouTube is now testing a picture-in-picture mode on the web

Google had introduced the PIP mode on the Android 8.0 Oreo last year which lets the user navigate the smartphone while video playing on a floating window. Google is now working on the same experience on the YouTube website for the users. The PIP mode will let the user play a video in a small window and at the same time the user can navigate around YouTube freely without having to pause the video.



This picture-in-picture player mode is only available to a small section of the user for now. According to the 9to5Google team, the feature is only available to one account and it is working on the Google Chrome and Safari for Mac and the Chrome OS.

Once you login to your account on YouTube, you can start a video and navigate around the page to start the video in a floating pop up window. You can now even navigate to the YouTube website without having to close the video, it will be playing in the pop-up window in the bottom left corner of the browser screen.

The Pop-up video window also has some controls like play/pause the video, replay the video or skip to the next clip. The name of the video is also visible underneath the video and the user can view the full playlist by tapping the icon in the bottom right corner.

It is still unknown that the feature is default like the floating video on the YouTube app or user can turn it off from the settings. The performance of the feature is quite smooth and if the testing is successful, Google might release the feature soon for all users.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.