While removing a controversial feature may be the highlight of Chrome 70 – the latest Google browser update – there is also at least one exciting addition. The Android Police were among the first to point out on Friday that Image Image Support has been enabled by default in Chrome on Windows and MacOS.
The image-in-picture debut on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Chrome OS as part of Chrome 69 beta, but the only way to use it was to manually activate it with a flag. Now everyone (other than Chrome OS users apparently) can use the feature without worrying about digging through settings.
“In September 2016, Safari added image-in-picture support through a WebKit API in MacOS Sierra,” said François Beaufort on the Google Developer website. “Six months later, Chrome automatically played image-in-video video on the mobile with Android O released with a built-in Android API. Six months later, we announced that we intended to build and standardize a Web API compatible with Safari , which would enable web developers to create and control the entire experience of Picture-in-Picture. And here we are! “
Developer must enable image- i picture at the end so you will not be able to use it with any video playing in Chrome, at least not yet. To see how it works, go to a video on YouTube, right-click the video twice and select “Image in image” from the pop-up menu. The video will immediately shrink and appear in the bottom corner of your screen, but you can move around wherever you want.