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YouTube App For iOS & iPad OS Gets Picture-In-Picture Feature

- Updated: 19th Jun 2021, 14:52 IST
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    YouTube Picture-In-Picture iOS, iPad OS Support: What More?

According to a new report, the YouTube app on iOS and iPadOS is getting an interesting feature. The YouTube app for iOS and iPad OS is finally getting the picture-in-picture (PiP) feature. This allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small window when using other applications. This brings in a stylish way of multitasking to users.

Previously, the picture-in-picture feature was brought to iOS and iPad OS through the iOS 14 update. However, support for the feature was only available when using FaceTime or watching a video. It was not available for the YouTube application at the time. Now, that changes as well as the new feature is getting rolled out to iOS and iPad OS devices.

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Furthermore, a thing to note here is that the new feature is rolling out to premium users of the YouTube app first. The good news is that free users will get the new feature as well. However, that is after the premium users receive it.

The new method of multitasking was introduced in Android quite some time ago, although only for premium users of the app. Since then, a lot of iOS users wanted to get the new feature on their devices too. Finally, this feature is coming to devices running iOS and iPad OS.

YouTube Picture-In-Picture iOS, iPad OS Support: What More?

A report by MacRumors brought this piece of information to light. According to this report, the latest feature will roll out to users primarily in the US initially. According to the report, YouTube told MacRumors that, “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.”

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However, iOS and iPad OS users did get a hint of this new feature a while back. They had discovered that YouTube videos via the Safari app could be played in a small window. This allowed them to use other applications as well, in other words, multitasking.

Moreover, this feature was removed by either YouTube or Apple back in September of last year. Furthermore, the feature came back in October of last year again. Now, with the feature being officially rolled out, iOS and iPad OS users can be relieved.

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