Google Chrome gets picture-in-picture video support on Android O

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Android O, the next Android OS comes with some new and handy features such as notification channels, adaptive icons, and more. One of the features that stands out is picture-in-picture (PIP) support. Now, Google is adding PIP support for Chrome. It is already available for VLC, Duo and Play Movies.

Picture-in-picture feature essentially lets you watch the video using Chrome and still browse, check email and do other tasks while the video continues to play in a small window. In order to get Chrome’s picture-in-picture video playback feature, just fire up a video in the browser and then hit your Recent apps button twice. This will minimized the video and it will continue to play in a tiny window that can get moved around the interface.

Android O will bring more fluid experiences, as well as improvements to what the company call “vitals” like battery life and security. Apps will also be faster and smoother in Android O by default without any changes to the apps.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+