One of the features which are present in the YouTube App for Android and iOS but is not available on YouTube for Desktop is the popular picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. With PiP mode users can browser across youtube which watching the video, just like on the YouTube App for iOS and Android.
This is one of the most awaited features for the YouTube website. According to a new report by 9to5Google, the Picture in Picture mode is available for some users on both Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari browser. This means that YouTube is currently testing this feature with a small group of users and we can expect a global roll out soon.
Now coming to the feature, when a video is played and the user clicks anywhere on the screen, the video player will move to the bottom right corner of the screen just like on the YouTube App. This floating window is re-sizeable meaning you can adjust its size according to your preference.
According to the report, this feature might be restricted to YouTube Red subscribers, we highly doubt that as it is a much-requested feature. Users will also be able to play/pause, replay, and play the next clip in the floating window. Also, Video titles are usually located above the video but in the PiP mode, it will be displayed below the clip.
You can also find the complete playlist through an icon below the floating window. This is currently in beta and is being tested with a small number of users, we will see many changes and improvements by the time it is ready for the global release. Do you want the Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube desktop? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.
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