In June last year, YouTube announced that it is working on the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) for its iPhone and iPad apps. Later, it began testing the feature which ended in April 2022. Now the company has said that it has begun rolling out the widely requested feature for everyone.
In a community post, YouTube also acknowledged that their rollout of PIP on iPhones and loads has been slow despite continuous requests and feedback from the users. PIP will be available in the YouTube app on iPhone and iPad devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.0 or higher.
Picture-in-Picture mode allows users to keep watching YouTube videos while browsing other apps. It plays the videos in a small movable window which is always shown above other apps as an overlay.
Android users already have this feature. On iPhones and iPads, Picture-in-Picture mode can be enabled by going to Settings in the YouTube app, opening General and toggling Picture-in-picture.
In the United States, PIP mode is available for everyone for non-music videos, however, in other countries including India, YouTube Premium membership is required to play videos in picture-in-picture mode.