How to Enable Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode in Microsoft Edge [4 Methods]

The handy Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode allows you to minimise a video to a small, resizable window and continue watching it while performing other tasks on your PC. Like other top web browsers, Microsoft Edge natively supports PiP mode. If you haven’t been making use of this useful feature in your daily life, you should start doing so right away. We have compiled a list of every method you can use to enable the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode in Microsoft Edge to aid you in the process.

Enable Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode in Microsoft Edge (2021)

A specific PiP button that appears when you hover your mouse pointer over videos is currently being tested by Microsoft. The procedure to enable the PiP button is provided, along with additional easy-to-use techniques for using picture-in-picture mode in the Edge browser. After saying that, let’s move on to the instructions.

Enable Picture-in-Picture Mode on Edge Using PiP Button

1. Launch Microsoft Edge, select Settings from the list of available options by clicking the horizontal menu with three dots in the top right corner.

2. Locate the Picture in Picture control option in the Cookies and site permissions section of the left sidebar by scrolling down. From the search box in the top-left corner of the Settings page, you could also look for Picture in picture control.

3. To get a PiP button when playing videos in the Edge browser, enable the Show Picture in Picture control inside video frame toggle here. In a similar vein, if you dislike picture-in-picture mode, you can disable this toggle.

4. In case anyone was curious, this is how the floating PiP button appears. But at least for now, you can’t move the button.

5. Check out Microsoft Edge’s PiP mode in action below. As you can see below, Microsoft’s developers added rounded corners to the shrunken PiP view as a pleasant touch:

Use Picture-in-Picture Mode on Edge from Global Media Controls

  1. You can access Edge s PiP mode from the Global media controls menu next to the address bar. However, the feature is still hidden behind an Edge feature flag. To enable it, open edge://flags in the address bar and search for Global media controls .

2. In this section, select Enabled from the drop-down menu next to the Global media controls and Global media controls Picture-in-Picture flags. Restart the browser after that.

3. The global media controls icon will appear in the top-right toolbar after restarting. The PiP (picture-in-picture) button can be found next to the playback controls by clicking on it. Moving forward, Edge’s global media controls will let you enable or disable PiP mode.

Install Picture-in-Picture Extension on Microsoft Edge

  1. Google has an official Chrome extension that brings the much-loved PiP feature to Chrome. Since you can install Chrome extensions in Edge, you can download the Picture-in-Picture Extension (by Google) from Chrome Web Store (Free). Click on the Add to Chrome button and wait for the extension to install in Edge.

2. The top-right toolbar now features a new PiP icon. To activate or deactivate Picture-in-Picture mode on Microsoft Edge, simply click this icon.

Right-Click Video to Access PiP Mode on Edge

Microsoft Edge’s PiP mode can also be accessed with a simple right-click. Right-click anywhere in the video to open it in PiP mode, then select Picture in Picture mode from the context menu. It’s important to note that on YouTube, you must right-click twice to open the context menu.

Watch Videos in PiP Mode on Microsoft Edge

These are the only ways to make the Microsoft Edge browser’s Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode available. Check out our linked guides to enable PiP mode if you’re using a Chromebook or the Google Chrome browser. Check read our other helpful guides on adding text to PDF files and turning on the overlay scrollbar in Edge if that is your preferred browser. Visit our list of the finest Edge tips and tricks for additional information on features like these. If you found this information helpful, please spread the word to other Edge users so they can take full advantage of the PiP mode on their computers.