How to Use PIP in Chrome, Firefox and Edge

In this post, you will see how to use picture in picture (PIP) mode in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

In this case, I am using a Windows 10 PC. Let’s get started.

How to use PIP

The picture in picture mode shows the video in the floating window which stays on top of other windows until it is closed, or you use the Back to tab icon.

Chrome

Open the Chrome browser.

Go to YouTube and open the video you want.

Now you will see the Global Media Controls icon in the upper right corner. Click on it.

There you can find backward, play, forward, and PIP mode icons. Hit the latter.

That’s it. You can now watch the video in PIP mode.

Move the floating window anywhere on the screen and resize it if you want. Minimize the browser window if you want.

Hover over the video in PIP mode and you will find three options:

Play icon, x icon to close the PIP mode, and Back to tab icon that brings you to the tab that contains the video.

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Firefox

By default, PIP is enabled in Firefox but here’s how you can make sure it is.

Open Firefox.

Press the three vertical lines at the top right.

Click Options.

Find Enable picture-in-picture video controls. Make sure it is checked. Otherwise, check.

Here’s how you can use PIP.

Open Firefox.

Open the desired YouTube video.

Move your mouse over the video and you will see the PIP symbol. Press it.

You can now watch the video in PIP mode.

Move the floating window anywhere on the screen and resize it if you want. Minimize the browser window if you want.

Hover over the video in PIP mode and you will find three options:

Play icon, x icon to close PIP mode, and “Back to tab” icon that brings you to the tab with the video when the Firefox window is visible on the PC display.

Note:

Here is an alternative way for YouTube video to switch to PIP mode: Double-click the video twice and then press the Picture-in-Picture option.

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