Google updates Chrome Global Media Controls, which should be great for PiP video


11, 2021

Google has updated the Global Media Controls which lives under the music note in the Chrome toolbar.

The controls have added a progress bar, which is actually great for an unrelated feature.

The addition of the progress bar means that Picture in Picture video in Chrome will finally have a transport control, which is an element that has been sorely lacking in the floating window. This should make it easy to skip around a video in PiP mode without having to return to the tab the video is playing from.

The feature is now in Chrome Canary, though it appears it is part of a controlled test and not available to everyone.

via Leo Varela.

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