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 mini 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.