- Most of the modern Google Chrome. support the PIP mode including the popular
- Picture in Picture enables users to view a video on top of other windows.
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Most of the modern browsers support the Picture-in-Picture mode including the popular Google Chrome.
Picture in Picture enables users to view a video on top of other windows. PiP is already supported by Chromium-based Opera and Vivaldi and the Chrome web browser itself.
You can struggle with tweaking an unstable version of a browser or you can switch to Opera, a browser that already has the PIP function embedded in its stable version.
You can detach online videos from almost any video provider like YouTube, Netflix, or Twitch into their own window that you can adjust to your liking.
The Pop-out feature in Opera makes the videos hover above other windows so you will be able to still see what is going on there.
OperaPop-out your videos, move them, resize them while still remainin in complete control. Opera is perfect for streaming!
How can I use Picture in Picture mode in Chromium Edge?
- Launch a new Microsoft Edge browser on your system.
- Visit YouTube and play a video of your choice.
- Select Picture in Picture after right-clicking on the video twice.
- The video will start playing in PIP mode by using in new Edge browser’s back to tab option
Note: If you have issues enabling the Picture in Picture version in Edge browser, you need to enable two of the related tags including the use of SurfaceLayer objects for videos and Picture in Picture.
The Picture in Picture mode to the Firefox browser is currently in the development stages. Users can test the feature in Nightly version.
It is recommended to try the new build in a Virtual Machine so that you won’t have to bear the risks attached to the installation of software from an unknown source.
Other features for Chromium-based Edge
The other major features are going to provide a firm foundation for Chromium-based Edge’s adoption. For example, users will be able to directly install extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
Are you planning to give Edge another chance once the new version is out? Let us know in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.