With macOS Sierra, Apple introduced Picture-in-Picture mode for Safari. While the feature is definitely handy, Safari is not widely used by everyone despite it being faster and more resource efficient. Most Mac users primarily use Chrome as the browser of their choice for all the features it offers.
Sadly, Google has not yet implemented Picture-in-Picture support in Chrome which is a bit disappointing. On the bright side, the company is working on bringing this feature to its browser across all platforms, and while the feature is not yet ready for primetime, you can still enable it if you wish to.
You will have to install the Canary build of Chrome for this which comes with its own share of bugs and issues, but then you are also getting the bleeding edge version of Chrome that is available. Follow the steps below to know how you can enable Picture-in-Picture in Chrome on your Mac.
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How to Enable Picture-in-Picture in Google Chrome
Step 1: Download and install the latest Chrome Canary build for Mac from here.
Step 2: With the browser downloaded and installed, you now need to enable some experimental flags to enable Picture-in-Picture.
Step 3: Paste the followings flags one by one in the URL bar and enable them.
This flag will enable the experimental Web Platform features that are still in development.
This flag will finally enable the Picture-in-Picture feature for the browser. With all the flags enabled, restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Step 4: You are not done yet. Now, head over to GitHub and download this Chrome extension. Now, head over to the Chrome extension page by using the below flag and enable the Developer mode option.
Chrome Canary Developer mode Step 5: You will now be able to install the extension you downloaded in the previous step by selecting the Load Unpacked option.
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Now, point the Finder window to the folder where you extracted the contents from the PiP extension zip file. Now, you can playback any video in Picture-in-Picture mode by clicking the PiP extension button right beside the URL bar anytime a video is playing in a tab. The player will then automatically resize to the bottom corner of the display.
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