How to Enable and Use Picture-in-Picture Mode in Google Chrome Browser

In this tutorial, learn how to enable and use Picture-in-Picture Mode in Google chrome browser.

We show you how to use the extension to enable and use Picture-in-Picture mode in Chrome, which enables a floating YouTube player with just one click.

On Windows and macOS versions of Google Chrome, you can use Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), which isn’t obvious. While the feature is built-in in versions 70 and higher, Google’s dedicated Picture-in-Picture extension does a superior job.

What is Picture-in-Picture?

The ability to pop out a video player and have it stay on top of your webpage is referred to as Picture-in-Picture (PiP). Essentially, it adds a floating YouTube player to your tabs that follow you around.

Of course, there are numerous advantages to this. You may keep viewing your video while responding to messages, perusing social media, or pretending to work, for example.

The biggest benefit of utilizing the Chrome Picture-in-Picture extension over the native integration is the improved speed. Activating the native integration requires two clicks rather than simply one or a button press. It might not sound like a big difference, going into Chrome’s media menu after hundreds of videos may make you tired.

As a result, we’ll show you how to use Picture-in-Picture in Chrome solely through the extension today. Let’s go:

How to Install and Use the Picture-in-Picture Extension for Chrome

The Google Chrome Picture-in-Picture plugin is free and works flawlessly. You may also install it on other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge or Brave as an added bonus. Begin by visiting its website, then follow the instructions outlined below.

1Click ‘Add to Chrome’

Make sure you agree to the prompt to allow installation from the Chrome store if you’re using Microsoft Edge.

 2. Press ‘Add extension’

Chrome will display a popup informing you of the permissions required by the plugin. On this dialog, select “Add extension.”

3. Cross out the “Added to Chrome” prompt

 4. Turn on Chrome Picture-in-Picture

You’ll see that the Picture-in-Picture icon has been added next to the search box. It won’t do anything, though, unless you watch a video.

 5. Open a video and click the PiP button

To test picture-in-picture, go to a YouTube video and either press the PiP icon next to your search bar or tap Alt + P. The video will go dark and a smaller video thumbnail will appear on your screen with the message “Playing in “picture-in-picture.”

Keep in mind that your movie will vanish if you close the original tab at any moment.

 6. Resize the floating YouTube player by clicking and dragging

If you’re having trouble seeing the tiny default player, you can expand it by clicking and dragging from any of its corners to make it bigger. The video’s original aspect ratio will be preserved.

 7. Close Picture-in-Picture or return to the original video

When you’ve finished watching your video, hover over the floating player in Chrome and press the “x” button to close it, or the square with an arrow in to return to the original page.

That concludes our discussion. On any webpage, you should now be able to use picture-in-picture. Most films will work with this feature, but you may encounter certain legacy players that aren’t. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done to make this situation better.

Download Picture-in-Picture Extension (by Google) here.

In this video, we are gonna show you how to watch video using Picture-in-Picture in Google Chrome extension:

Hope something helps you.

 
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