YouTube Could Be Bringing Picture-in-Picture to its Desktop Client


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Google’s YouTube could be bringing its picture-in-picture video watching mode to the desktop version of the site. According to 9to5Google who first spotted the feature, users could soon be able to begin watching a video and then navigate to any other part of the website while the video plays in a small player in the bottom-right corner. This is similar to what happens when you navigate away from a video in YouTube for Android and iOS.


9to5Google says you’re able to resize the┬ámini player and control things like playback by scrolling over the video itself. You’ll also find the name of the video directly below the player and playlists in the bottom-right corner that you can scroll through.

Of course, it’s not currently known whether Google will roll out this feature to everyone – Abner Li, the author of the article, has YouTube Red so it may be restricted to only subscribers of the service – but I certainly hope so. We’ll let you know if anything results from this leak.


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