Microsoft is finally revamping how the Picture in Picture (PiP) mode works in its popular browse, Edge, and it could be a game-changer.
Insiders in the community have spotted a change in the mode’s description in the Settings. Now, as shown here by insider @Leopeva64, it now says that videos are automatically minimized to Picture-in-Picture mode when you switch apps, and not when you switch tabs or windows.
The user then also shares screenshot of buttons for “Seek backward” and “Seek forward” to the Picture-in-Picture window.
Take a look at what changed here here:
Microsoft has changed the description of the "Auto Picture-in-Picture" feature, the description now says that videos are automatically minimized to Picture in Picture mode WHEN YOU SWITCH APPS and not when you switch tabs or windows:https://t.co/OM8izjN46K pic.twitter.com/ANuE89sSSl
— Leopeva64 (@Leopeva64) October 10, 2023
In case you’re not familiar, the PiP mode is a feature that allows you s to watch a video in a small window while using other apps on your device. The PiP window can be moved around the screen and positioned over other apps, so you can continue watching their video while multitasking.
So, when you watch a YouTube video in one tab of Microsoft Edge and then switch to another app, a small window of the YouTube video will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
You can continue watching the YouTube video in the PiP window while you use other apps. You can also move the PiP window around the screen and resize it.