PIP, the new YouTube function that finally comes to iOS iPhone

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Called Picture in Picture, the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature allows you to play YouTube videos while using other applications on your mobile device. The PiP reduces the video to a small player that you can scroll around the home screen and hover over other applications.

If this feature is enabled, you can continue to play YouTube videos while using other applications on your mobile device. The problem? Which has been available on Android for a few years, but not on iOS yet.

PiP YouTube iOS

Already on its way to Apple devices like the iPhone, YouTube will allow iOS users to continue consuming content in the background. Picture-in-picture (PIP) feature lets you exit the YouTube app and keep playing your video in a floating window that remains on the mobile screen.

This is different from the previous minimization function, in which users can make their current video play on a smaller screen, but which required them to continue browsing within the YouTube application, without being able to leave it.

There is a catch, of course. According to MacRumors, the PIP function will reach Premium subscribers first (currently being deployed) who pay the subscription, and then the rest. But YouTube promises that “The feature will be available to all users, paid or not, at some point.”

How does it work

  1. On your Apple device updated -at least to iOS 14-, vete a Safari or to the browser you use and open YouTube by typing www.youtube.com in the search bar.
  2. Find the video you want to play. If you want, log in with your email ID.
  3. Now you can play the selected video. Click on the full screen option.
  4. Close to the button “close the window” At the top right you will see a new icon: It is the icon for the picture-in-picture mode. Select it.
  5. By doing this, your video will be placed on a small portion of the screen and you can press the tab to enlarge it again.


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