How to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone

In Jube, Google announced that YouTube for iOS is officially getting picture-in-picture support, allowing non-premium and Premium subscribers to continue watching videos in a floating window while using other apps.

Currently, the feature is only rolling out for Premium members, but the company is planning to launch it to all iOS users in the United States soon. Here’s how to enable YouTube Picture-in-Picture mode on iPhone.

How to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone

Learn how to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone

Some users have found creative workarounds for using YouTube PiP through Safari or the native iOS Shortcuts app. However, with iOS gaining official support soon, those complicated workarounds will no longer be required.

  1. Launch the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen > Settings.
  3. Tap on General.How to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone
  4. Tap on the toggle for picture-in-picture.How to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone
  5. Select any video and hit the play button.
  6. Close the YouTube app and the video should start automatically playing in an overlay window. You can adjust the size of the window and move it anywhere around the screen.How to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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