YouTube announced today that it has started rolling out picture-in-picture support to all iOS users in the US, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to close the YouTube app when watching a video and continue to view the content in a small pop-up window while they do other things on their devices.

YouTube picture-in-picture feature
Picture-in-picture support was previously available to YouTube Premium subscribers in the United States, but is now available to all US YouTube users. For other countries, a premium subscription is required to access the picture-in-picture feature. Picture-in-Picture is available to non-US subscribers for non-music videos, and it’s not available for music unless you have a premium subscription.

Google confirmed last year that it was rolling out picture-in-picture support to both premium and non-paying YouTube users, and it’s been tested, but it took some time for the feature to be rolled out for everyone. “We recognize that this was a slow rollout for a high-demand feature,” reads the Picture-in-Picture support article. YouTube said it wanted to “thank everyone who shared feedback and patiently awaited this moment during the experiments.”

To use picture-in-picture in the YouTube app, simply select a video you want to watch and then exit YouTube by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. The video is transferred to a mini player that can be moved around the display.

The picture-in-picture feature is available for “iPhone” and “iPad” devices running iOS and iPadOS 15 and later and will be rolled out in the next few days.

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