YouTube Picture in Picture mode (PiP) is available for non-premium users

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The long awaited YouTube Picture in Picture mode is now also available for non-premium users.

YouTube Picture in Picture mode or PiP was initially introduced for premium users but now it’s available for non-premium users. PiP was earlier introduced as the video call back feature. However, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome also have the PiP mode for their desktop version.

YouTube Picture in Picture mode launched a while ago, but it was only available for premium users. With the usage and availability of PiP mode becoming increasingly common, there was no need to keep it as a premium feature so YouTube launched it as a regular feature in June last year only for the US. However, nine months later, the feature is being rolled out to other countries as well.


At the moment, users in Italy have reported the availability of PiP mode but apart from that, we haven’t heard of other countries that have received the update. The feature can be activated using the general settings tab in the application settings. However, your device needs to have Android 8.0 Oreo or later to be compatible with PiP mode.

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