Alphabet Inc’s video streaming platform YouTube is finally rolling out Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode for iPhones and iPads, according to reports.
The PiP support means that users will be able to watch YouTube videos while using other apps on their mobile devices.
When you close the YouTube app, the video will display in a small window that you may drag to different screen corners.
It’s worth noting that the PiP feature is available for Android YouTube users since Android Oreo and iOS users will now get it.
However, YouTube stated that the feature will only available to those iOS users who have a YouTube Premium subscription. But the company intends to make PiP support available to all iPhone users in the US soon.
YouTube said in a statement that “Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.”
If you’ve received the PiP mode on YouTube, you can use it by watching a video on the app and then swiping to return home. The video should continue to play in a small window at the bottom of the screen, which you can see.
You can move the mini-player by dragging it. By pinching the mini player with two fingers, you may resize it as well.