How to Enable Picture-in-Picture Mode on Chromebook

Recently, Chromebooks have received a tonne of features to make them a viable alternative to Windows laptops. A built-in video recorder, Picture-in-Picture mode, clipboard manager, dark mode, and other features have just lately been supported by Chrome OS. The noteworthy addition among these capabilities is Picture-in-Picture, which enables you to view video content from any website in a separate, resizable, floating window. Following the instructions in the guide below will enable Picture-in-Picture mode on your Chromebook.

Enable Picture-in-Picture Mode on Chromebook (2021)

Here, we’ve listed three methods for activating Chromebook’s PiP mode. For system-wide Picture-in-Picture support in Chrome, you can either instal an extension or activate a Chrome flag, or you can use the built-in YouTube mini-player option. So with that in mind, let’s go over the steps.

1. You don’t need to enable or instal any extensions to use Picture-in-Picture mode, which is largely available on YouTube. Picture-in-Picture mode can be activated instantaneously by simply clicking the mini-player button or using the I key on your keyboard. There it is.

2. Keep in mind that the PiP window will only be limited to the YouTube tab in this native technique, and you won’t be able to resize the window.

3. You must instal a Chrome extension if you want Picture-in-Picture to function on all websites, not just YouTube. On your Chromebook, you can put the Google Picture-in-Picture Extension (Free) in place.

5. After installation, select Picture-in-Picture from the front menu by clicking on the Extension toolbar in the top-right corner.

Finally, click the extension after playing a video on any website.

7. A PiP window will be created immediately. The window may be resized, and it functions across many tabs as well. Not to mention, it is wonderful that the PiP window also appears on the desktop.

7. In the previous section, we covered the extension approach as well as YouTube’s native alternative. We’ll now cover the native Chrome OS feature that lets you open a Picture-in-Picture window from any website. Enable all three Global Media Controls flags by opening Chrome:/flags.

8. Next, select Restart from the page’s bottom menu.

9. At this point, feel free to watch a video on any website. A music toolbar will display on the Chrome OS Shelf when video content is playing. Click the PiP button to open it.

10. When everything is finished, a Picture-in-Picture window will appear that you may move around the screen, resize, and float over the desktop. That’s very useful, right?

List of Popular Chromebooks

All of the Chromebooks listed below are compatible with our instruction. It is not a comprehensive list and is merely provided as an illustration.

Brand Name Model Name
Acer Acer Chromebook 315
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C2C3
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C296
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C4QE
Acer Chromebook CB315-2HT-44MJ
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C3J0
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C5JS
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C6XF
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C36A
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C16B
Acer Chromebook 314
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C34N
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C66Z
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C02A
Acer Chromebook 311
Acer Chromebook CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C12A
Acer Chromebook 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C7C8
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook 512 – C851-C1J7
Acer Chromebook 311 Touch – CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-I7V16GNKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GNKM4
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-51EA
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-76M7
Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-813G
Acer Chromebook Spin 514
Acer Chromebook 311 C733-C0FK
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-P7ZZ
ASUS ASUS Chromebook C204EE
ASUS Chromebook C403NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C214MA
ASUS Chromebook C203XA
ASUS Chromebook C202XA
ASUS Chromebook 14 C425TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA
ASUS Chromebook C202SA
ASUS Chromebook C423NA
ASUS Chromebook C523NA
ASUS Chromebook C223NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA
Google Google Pixelbook Go GA00521-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00526-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00124-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-UK
Google Pixelbook Go GA00523-US
Google Pixel Slate C1A
HP HP Chromebook – 14a-na0003tu
HP Chromebook 11A G6 EE
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010TU
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0002tu
HP Chromebook – 11-v010nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0010nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0030nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0020nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0015nr
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0097nr
HP Chromebook – 14a touch optional
HP Chromebook – 14-db0098nr
HP Chromebook 11a-nb0047nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0010nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0060nr
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition PC
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE
HP Pro c640 Chromebook
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook 14A G5 Notebook PC
HP Pro c640 Chromebook
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook
HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Notebook PC
HP Pro c645 Chromebook
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14c-ca0065nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0097nr
HP Chromebook x360 14c-ca0085nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14ct-ca000
HP Chromebook 11 G1 Notebook PC 1NW60UT
HP Chromebook – 14-ca020nr
HP Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition 3PD94UT
HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE – Customizable
Lenovo Chromebook Duet (10.1″) 2 in 1
Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet
500e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″) Intel
300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″)
100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″)
14e Chromebook (14″)
Chromebook C340 (11″)
Chromebook C330 (11.6″)
Yoga Chromebook (15.6″)
Chromebook 3 (14 )
Lenovo Chromebook S345 (14 )
Chromebook Flex 3i (11 )
Chromebook Flex 5 (13 )
100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6 ) AMD
300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6 ) AMD
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook Plus (LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Samsung Chromebook 4+
Samsung Chromebook 4
Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2)
Samsung Chromebook 3
Samsung Chromebook Plus

Create PiP Window on Any Website on Chrome OS

In order to enable PiP on your Chromebook and add a distinct floating window on top of existing programmes and tabs, follow these steps. As I already noted, the built-in button works very well if all you want is PiP on YouTube. However, buying the extension or turning on the flag would be much better if you want PiP support on all tabs and windows.

The nice news is that all of these techniques work whether you’re using Chrome on any other operating system or trying to enable PiP mode in Chrome. That’s all we have to say, though. If this post was useful to you, visit our page on the top Chrome OS tips and tricks to learn more of these tips. Please let us know in the comments area below if you have any other queries.