How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

Picture-in-picture is often shortened, since PiP is a convenient way to view videos in a floating window outside the browser window or on top of any other application. This allows you to work and interact with other applications while maintaining the ability to watch videos.

Picture-in-Picture mode works on all platforms, such as Windows, Linux, macOS and ChromeOS. To use the image in image mode, you need to enable two functions in the Google Chrome browser. After enabling this function, you will need to double-click the right mouse button on the video to use the image in image mode. However, note that you can only play one PIP video on a screen at a time.

Not every video will play in pip mode. However, YouTube and daily traffic will operate in pip mode.

In this article we will see how to try a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome. We will use the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS OS to describe the procedure mentioned in this article. However, you can use the same method in earlier versions of Ubuntu.

Turn on image in image mode in Google Chrome

In order for the image to work in image mode, make sure that you have the latest version of Google Chrome installed. To check for available updates, click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser, and then go to Help> About Google ChromeIf any updates are available, it will automatically search and download updates.

Step 1Open Google Chrome on your Linux operating system. Then in the address bar, enter the following address.

chrome://flags/#enable-picture-in-picture

Change the setting from Default in Included using the drop-down menu in front of the option Include Picture In Picture,

Step 2: Then enter the following address in the address bar of Google Chrome:

chrome://flags/#enable-surfaces-for-videos

Change the setting again from Default in Included before option Enable Surface Layer Objects for Video,

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

Step 3: Now you will need to restart the Chrome browser as requested. Press on Restart now button to restart the Chrome browser.

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

Step 4: After you have completed the above steps, you can test the new PIP function.

To check the PIP mode, open any video, double-click it with the right mouse button and in the options menu that appears, select Picture in Picture option. As soon as you select an option, you will see your video in a floating window in the lower right corner of the screen.

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

Now you can move the floating window around the screen, resize the video, play and pause the video. To close the video, click on X a button in the corner of your window,

When a floating window initially appears, it is small. You can make it bigger or smaller by stretching its corners. Place the cursor on the edge of the video and stretch it to the desired size.

Here you can watch the floating video in the File Manager window.

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

Here is a view of the floating video on the Ubuntu desktop.

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

This is how you can enable the image in image mode in Google Chrome. However, note that if you close the main browser window, it will also close the floating window. You can also disable this function if you find it useless by disabling the two functions described in step 1 and step 2.

How to use a picture in picture mode in Google Chrome

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