Multitask with YouTube's picture-in-picture app update
Google heard you wanted more YouTube in your YouTube, so you can now watch videos while browsing at the same time.
Want more YouTube in your YouTube? That wish just came true.
, an entirely overhauled UI includes a multitasking feature, letting users shrink a video while browsing the app. Call it picture-in-picture.
YouTube isn't the first to do this, however. Last year Samsung introduced this concept with a feature exclusive to its Galaxy line, letting users "pop out" a video while browsing the phone as usual. Soon after, a third-party developer.
With the greater screen real estate of today's phones, the feature fits right in.
- Swipe the video down with one finger to minimize it, or tap the arrow in the upper-left corner. You can now browse YouTube as usual.
- To maximize the video, tap it, or swipe up.
- To quickly close a minimized video, swipe it to the left or right. You'll notice the audio fades in tune with the motion -- nice touch.