The next time youâ€™re browsing YouTube and you find a video you want to watchâ€”perhaps a Letâ€™s Play or iPhones XS reviewâ€”try this cool trick.
With the arrival of Chrome 70 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has introduced a new picture-in-picture feature that will overlay YouTube videos on your desktop. By doing this, the video youâ€™re watching will always be in sight, allowing you to watch videos without being confined to YouTubeâ€™s browser window.
Since Chrome 70 was released, Iâ€™ve been using picture-in-picture to have videos playing while I focus on other things, like writing this post. But itâ€™s nice to have the video there in the corner that I can glance at at any time.
To use picture-in-picture, navigate to the YouTube video you want to watch. Over the video window, right click twice (yes, twice) and youâ€™ll see a contextual window pop up with an option for picture-in-picture. Click that and your video will be available as an overlay on your desktop.
You can resize the window as you see fit, as well as pause/play and exit out of the video by pressing the little â€œx.â€ According to Android Police, the picture-in-picture feature isnâ€™t exclusive to YouTube; it will work with other websites so long as web developers turn on support.
Give it a shot the next time you want to watch a vide but donâ€™t want to stay confined to YouTubeâ€™s browser window.