Multitaskers everywhere can rejoice as YouTube has just installed a function so you can do other things on your phone while still watching videos.
Behold, the future is here!
We’ve all had that moment where we’re trying hard to watch a video while trying to text at the same time. However, when one door, opens, another does not.
The new add-on was included after users submitted feedback about the app, with many highly requesting the feature.
Youtube will be making it accessible for premium members worldwide and non-premium users in the US for all non-music related videos.
it's happening! ✨ picture-in-picture is slowly rolling out for YouTube on iPhone & iPad, & just like on Android, will be avail to:— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 11, 2022
Premium members globally &
non-Premium members in US (non-music only)
it’s been a long time coming 😌 all the details ➡️ https://t.co/mNbPWWE21n pic.twitter.com/ZeBY48KOhH
However, the new function won’t be available for music unless you have a premium subscription.
YouTube announced the news via Twitter, admitting it’s been a long time coming: “It's happening! picture-in-picture is slowly rolling out for YouTube on iPhone & iPad, & just like on Android, will be avail to: Premium members globally & non-Premium members in US (non-music only).
Many users were elated with the good news, as one person wrote: “FINALLY.”
Another said: “*cries in non-premium and non US*”
A third person commented: “Please god HURRYYYYYYY.”
While another asked why it was only being extended to non-premium users in the US, writing: “Why for non-members in the USA only?”
And if you’re wondering how this new feature will work, it’s pretty straightforward, even for those who aren’t particularly tech savvy.
All you need to do is head to Settings, then General in your YouTube app, and turn on picture-in-picture.
Then as you watch a YouTube video and exit the screen by swiping from the bottom, the video will continue playing in a mini-player, which you can move around as you perform other tasks on your device.
The picture-in-picture feature is available to iPhone and iPad devices running iOS and iPadOS 15 and higher.
Thank you tech gods!
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