You know the great feature on YouTube’s mobile applications that lets you minimise videos and search YouTube whilst you watch? You can now do it in-browser on Google Chrome!
You can now explore YouTube’s vast library (an hour of content uploaded every second) and continue watching your current video. Much like on YouTube’s mobile applications, Chrome extension Picture in Picture minimises the video to the bottom right corner of the screen when you navigate away – Whether you’re searching for other videos, browsing your subscriptions or looking at a channel’s profile you can carry on watching.
Admittedly you could have just opened another tab to browse YouTube with but seriously, who can be bothered with that? Picture in Picture minimises automatically once you’ve installed the extension. When minimised you have the option to increase the size of the video and, of course, return it to full screen again.
The extension is currently in beta and so doesn’t provide the smoothest experience but it’s certainly a nice feature, especially for users who spend a lot of time on YouTube. Download the extension for Google Chrome here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-picture-in-pictur/dfanpgpmfdocbeldhfgeafndhoiifgpe