Youtube keeps on introducing new features for its users. Yesterday, Youtube updated their FAQ page by providing information about a new beta program for Android users. Recently, we came to know that Youtube is testing the picture-in-picture mini floating window for its web users. Youtube Picture-in-picture mode will soon make its way to the Web.
Youtube Picture-in-picture mode Is Currently Being tested On Small Subset of users
We all know that Youtube for Android and iOS allow their users to minimize a playing video into a floating window. It lets them browse other content without interrupting playback. This feature has been available to almost all the users except the web users. The good part of the news is that Youtube For Web is testing a similar floating mode.
All thanks to 9to5Google who discovered this feature. This feature is available for a small set of people right now. According to them, whenever they start a video and then click anywhere on YouTube, the video continues to play in a floating mini window on the bottom right corner. It improves the overall user experience. Let’s have a look at the screenshots shared by 9to5Google:
It is clear from the screenshots that the name of the video shows up below the floating window. Moreover, an icon on the bottom right brings up full scrollable playlists. It means that you won’t need to open new tabs just to browse for other videos to add to your queue now. Furthermore, it has play/pause, repeat, and watch next clip controls too. However, the new feature is showing up on a YouTube Red account. So, it may be possible that it will remain restricted for Red Accounts. We can just hope that the feature rolls out to all users of Youtube on the Web.