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How to use picture-in-picture(PiP) mode in Chrome 70

Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode is a popular feature for watching videos in a separate window, usually on top of other windows, while doing other tasks. Now Google Chrome has pushed this features to Windows, Linux and MacOS. The feature has technically been available for a couple of months in the Chrome 69 beta, but Chrome 70 makes PiP public.

If you are interested to use this feature then  you will need to update your copy of Chrome to version 70. To do so, just hit the menu button and click Help > About Google Chrome. Chrome will check for updates and make sure you have the latest version installed. With this done, you are ready to experience picture-in-picture(PiP).

Google Chrome is updated to version 70
Google Chrome is updated to version 70

How to use it: (On YouTube)

Step 1: Find a video and start it playing.
Step 2: Right click on the video window and the YouTube menu will appear.
Step 3: Right click again and the Chrome context menu will appear.
Step 4: Select the Picture in Picture option from menu.

Note: while you are free to browse other sites as the video plays in a pop-out, you must keep the original tab open.

In Action:

Google Chrome picture-in-picture(PIP) in action
Google Chrome picture-in-picture(PIP) in action

You can resize or move it to your liking, and it will remain on top of all your other apps and windows. This feature works depends entirely on whether the owner of a site has enabled it, so you won’t be able to use PiP with every video you encounter.

What do you think about this feature from Chrome? Are you going to use it ? Do you believe other video service provider will welcome this feature ?  Please let us know your view under comment box.

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Sunil Pradhan

Sunil is a front-end developer, illustrator and an online entrepreneur. He is the founder of "Hello Sunil" where he shares his love of technology with the world. He loves to write technical how-tos and tutorials. He is open minded and willing to explore beyond his knowledge.

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