YouTube is finally rolling out picture-in-picture (PiP) support for iOS and iPadOS. This feature will allow users to play YouTube videos in a small window while browsing outside of YouTube. According to a report from MacRumors YouTube will roll out its picture-in-picture for its premium users first which will be followed by non-paid users in the US.
“Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.” YouTube said to MacRumors.
Previously iOS users were able to use this feature when using the Desktop site option available in Safari mobile. This feature was later on disabled by either Apple or YouTube. The roll-out of iOS 14 helped users to use the picture-in-picture feature while seeing a video or using Facetime, but this didn’t include YouTube at the time but after today’s report we can hope to see this feature in the coming days.