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Chrome Picture-in-Picture Mode Now Enabled by Default

By Nitish Singh / October 20, 2018

Picture-in-Picture or PiP is a fan favorite feature which allows for easy multi-tasking. For example, you can start a YouTube video, minimize it to a small sized window to run in a corner of the screen, and do some other work while viewing the video comfortably. The feature was long present in Android, and now it is hitting desktops with the new Chrome update.

With Chrome v.70, Picture-in-Picture mode will be available in Windows, Mac, and even Linux. If you choose to play a video in the Chrome browser, you will have an option to minimize the video into a compact little screen and keep watching it while handling your other tasks.

Now, in case you didn’t know, PiP mode already came to macOS, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS with Chrome v.69 beta. However, if you wanted to use it, you had to enable it by a flag. But now with version 70 of Chrome, the Picture-in-Picture mode will be enabled by default for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Besides PiP, the update also brings 23 bug fixes and minor improvements to the popular browser. You will get the ability to install PWA apps to the desktop or start menu and launch them without using Chrome.

The news came from Francois Beaufort - a Chrome evangelist. Alongside this, he advised developers to look into the Google Developer site to learn how to implement Picture-in-Picture mode into their own projects.

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