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How to Use Android Picture in Picture Mode on Your Android Smartphone

Android Picture in Picture (PiP) mode is a phenomenal feature of Android that allows Android users to watch videos in a tiny overlay window as well as use other apps at the same time. For example, you can watch your favorite web series on Netflix while chatting with your friends on WhatsApp or Facebook. Amazing, right?  So, if you haven’t used the “PiP” mode on your Android mobile, then we suggest that you should try this fabulous feature right now.

 

Here’s how you can use the Android “Picture in Picture” mode on your Android smartphone.

How Can You Enable Android Picture in Picture Mode?

Follow these steps to enable Android “Picture in Picture” mode:

  1. Head over to the settings menu of your Android smartphone.
  2. Now press the “Apps or Apps & Notifications” option.
  3. Next, choose the app in which you want to enable the “PiP” mode.
  4. Finally, enable the “Allow Permission” option using the toggle button near it.

Note: If your smartphone runs on Android Oreo and above, then you don’t have to enable Android “Picture in Picture” mode manually.

 

 

 

 

How Can You Use Android Picture in Picture Mode in Google Chrome?

Follow these steps to use Android “Picture in Picture” mode in Google Chrome:

  1. Navigate to a website that contains videos.
  2. Next, play the video and go full screen.
  3. After that, hit the “Home” button to see the video in “Picture in Picture” or “PiP” mode.
  4. Now, you can see your video as well as use other apps at the same time.

How Can You  Use Android Picture in Picture Mode on YouTube?

Note: You must have a YouTube Premium subscription to use the Android “Picture in Picture” mode on YouTube.

Follow these steps to use Android “Picture in Picture” mode:

  1. Navigate to the video that you want to watch in the “PiP” mode and then hit the “Home” button.
  2. Now, your video will start playing in the “PiP” mode.

You can also use the “Background play” feature instead of Android “Picture in Picture” mode if you want to watch videos when your mobile’s screen is off or when you are using other apps. To do this:

  1. Go to the YouTube app and tap on it to open it.
  2. Now navigate to the settings menu of the app.
  3. Next, tap on the “Background & Downloads” option.
  4. Now hit the “Playback” option, which is present under the “Background Play” section.
  5. Next, you will see three options on your screen (Always on,  Headphones or external speakers, off).
  6. Finally, select the “Always on” or “Headphones or external speakers” option to complete the process.

How Can You Use Android Picture in Picture Mode on Facebook?

Follow these steps to use Android “Picture in Picture” mode on Facebook:

  1. Hit the Facebook app icon to launch the Facebook app.
  2. Next, navigate to the video that you want to view in the “PiP” mode.
  3. After that, play the video and then hit the little square, which is present on the top left corner.
  4. Now your video will start playing in the “PiP” mode.

How Can You Use Android Picture in Picture Mode in VLC?

Follow these steps to use Android “Picture in Picture” mode in VLC:

  1. Open the VLC app.
  2. Now hit the “More” option, which is present on the bottom right side of your screen.
  3. Next, hit the “Settings” option.
  4. Now, scroll down a little and hit the “Background/PiP mode” option present under the “Video” section.
  5. Finally, hit the “Play Videos in Picture-in-picture mode” option to complete the process.

You can also use the built-in pop-up player of the VLC app to enter the “PiP” mode.  To do this:

  1. Launch the VLC app.
  2. Now play any video of your choice and then tap on the “More” option.
  3. After that, hit “Pop up player”  to see your video in the thumbnail view.
  4. Finally, hit the “Home” button of your smartphone to watch your video as well as use other apps at the same time.

How Can You Disable Android Picture in Picture Mode?

Follow these steps to disable Android “Picture in Picture” mode:

  1. Head over to the settings menu of your Android smartphone.
  2. Now press the “Apps or Apps & Notifications” option.
  3. Next, hit the three dots icon and tap on the “Special access” option.
  4. Now tap on the “Picture-in-picture” option.
  5. Next, tap on the app for which you want to disable the Android “Picture in Picture” mode.
  6. Finally, disable the “Allow Permission” option using the toggle button near it to complete the process.

Conclusion

Android “PiP” mode is a fantastic feature of Android that allows Android users to watch videos as well as use other apps on their mobile simultaneously. So, do use this amazing feature if you want to get the most out of your Android smartphone.

 

Source:-    How to Use Android Picture in Picture Mode on Your Android Smartphone

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