There is an interesting feature found in the Google Chrome browser and may not be widely known by users. This feature is a Picture in picture mode that allows you to play videos in overlays. The point is that the video window will always be visible and not covered by other applications or windows.
So, if you use this Picture in picture feature, then you can watch YouTube videos while doing other work on a laptop. You can open applications or other windows while the video window being watched will always be visible and not covered. Even if you move another application window to that part of the video, the video window will still appear ahead and always visible.
However, to be able to use this cool feature, you must use the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. Therefore, please update the Google Chrome that you are using to the latest version. If it has been updated, then please use this feature to watch YouTube videos while doing other work on the Laptop. What is clear is that you don’t need to worry because the video window you watch will always be visible so you won’t miss anything.
How to Use the Picture in Picture Feature on Google Chrome Laptop
To use the Picture in picture feature in the Google Chrome browser and watch videos in overlay, it’s very easy. You do not need to install any extensions, provided the Chrome browser you are using is the latest version. To be more clear, please follow the steps below.
Please open the Google Chrome browser on the laptop that you are using, then open the YouTube site as a place to watch videos. Next, open the YouTube video that you want to watch.
Then, the next step is to simply move the cursor and right click on the video area that is playing. After the option appears, you don’t need to choose anything first. Please right-click for the second time in the video area to display different options. Then, in the options that appear, please click Picture in picture to change the video that you play into Picture in picture mode.
After that the video you watch will appear in a separate chrome window overlay. The video will always be in front of every window you open. Therefore you need to move it to the right position so as not to cover what you are doing. To move it, please click on the overlayed video area then drag the mouse or touchpad to the desired area.
You can also resize the Picture in picture window to make it wider or narrower. The trick is to move the cursor to the edge of the Video window then slide it to the desired size.
In addition, if you play a video playlist, then in the Picture in picture window you can also play videos before and after. All you have to do is move the cursor to the video area then click the button Next track as well as Previous track.
Finally, if you want to play back the video normally, then just close the Picture in picture window. Please hover over the video area then click the button x (Close) located in the upper right corner.
That’s the easy way to use the Picture in picture feature on the Chrome Laptop browser. By using this method you can watch videos while opening and running other applications without covering the video.