Microsoft Edge chromium-based is getting popular day by day. If Microsoft Edge is your go-to browser on Windows 10 and wants to use Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP) on Edge browser alongside some other apps. In this post, you are going to learn how to activate Picture-in-Picture mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium for YouTube videos in Windows 10.
Meanwhile, a picture-in-picture mode that helps you to watch videos inside a pop-out window is already provided by Microsoft Edge. Now, using the Global Media Controls UI, you can build picture-in-picture windows quickly.
What is PiP Mode?
Picture-in-Picture mode opens up clips that can be viewed in the web browser’s tiny overlay window that can be operated independently from the browser. Most modern web browsers, including Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox, and the Microsoft Edge chromium-based browser, support this mode.
How to Activate Picture-in-Picture on Microsoft Edge Chromium for YouTube
First, the new version of the Microsoft Edge browser has to be downloaded and installed. Since the stable version has already obtained this functionality, there is no need to opt for Dev or Canary builds. After that, you can visit the official YouTube.com website and play the video you want to watch in Picture-in-Picture mode.
So, without further delay, here’s how to enable Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium for YouTube videos:
Step 1. Open Microsoft Edge Chromium and then play any YouTube videos.
Step 2. Right-click on the video twice and select the Picture in Picture option.
Step 3. The video will now start playing in PiP mode.
Step 4. To play or pause the video, hover the mouse over the video.
Step 5. To disable or deactivate the Picture-in-Picture mode, hover the mouse over the video and click the “x” icon.
Alternative Way to Enable PiP Mode on Edge using Extension
- Go to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons page and search Picture-in-Picture.
- Click Get next to Picture in Picture – Support every website. Click Add extension.
- Now, open any YouTube video and click the Picture in Picture for every website icon on the toolbar.
- You should see a new PiP button that opens a dedicated video flyout for the video that remains always on top of other windows until you close it. See the screenshot below.
That’s it. These were the 2 methods to activate Picture-in-Picture mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium for YouTube videos on Windows 10. You can either use the built-in Picture-in-Picture mode or PIP extensions.
Tell us which method is the best to enable Picture-in-Picture mode on Edge for YouTube videos?
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