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To enable Picture-in-Picture in Chrome



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The Google Chrome Picture-in-Picture (PiP) extension lets you play any video in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. It works on all platforms. PiP is a pop-up video player that always stands in the foreground and hovers over other windows. You can also reposition it along the edge of the screen as you continue surfing the Internet.

Why use an extension when PiP is integrated?

Chrome 70 has added a built-in PiP feature that you can access with a right-click. click. Although you can continue to use this without having to install the extension, it can sometimes be annoying to access it. On some sites (for example, YouTube), you must right-click the video and then right-click the video again to display the option.

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  Right-click the video, and then right-click the video again, to display this context menu with picture-in-picture mode.

In addition, integrated PiP mode works on most websites. Other programs like DailyMotion and Twitter do not work.

When you install the Chrome extension, all you have to do is click the icon in the toolbar to activate the picture-in-picture mode, and the mini-player will appear immediately. You can also use the feature on sites that were not possible with the built-in option. The PiP extension is also open source, so you can search the code if you're curious.

Installing the Picture-in-Picture Extension

Start Chrome and go to the Chrome Webshop. Click "Add to Chrome" for the extension.

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. Then verify the permissions required for the extension and click Add Extension.

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After installing the extension, a confirmation message will inform you that it has been added to Chrome.

 The notification that the extension was successfully installed to Chrome.

The PiP extension works on virtually any website with videos, from YouTube to Facebook. All you have to do is click on the PiP extension icon or press Alt + P (Option + P on Mac) to filter out a video and throw it over other windows.

 Click the picture-in-picture extension icon.

After activation, the area in which the video normally plays is black and displays "Playback in Picture-in-Picture Mode". A small video player is now hovering over the window.

 The floating picture-in-picture video screen.

To change the size of the player, click on the icon in the upper left corner and drag it. You can resize to about a quarter of your screen.

 Click and drag the top left corner to change the size of the PiP window.

You can also move the player – just drag it anywhere on the screen. Unfortunately, the player automatically docks to the edge of the screen when you try to move it somewhere in the middle.

When the video finishes, either click the "X" to close it, or the icon at the bottom right returns to the tab on which it plays.

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So, if you're watching a video and still want to surf the net, just hit this bad boy and it will pop up right away.


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