The function of “picture in picture” appeared in the Chromium browser last month. Now Google actively improves it. Fresh improvements includes support for “dumb” in this mode. In other words, we are talking about disabling the sound in the video, which is shown in a separate window.
A new feature that allows you to mute the video when you select “picture in Picture” is finally ready for testing. While it is supported only in Google Chrome, but also Microsoft Edge. Of course, this only works while in a test the assemblies on the Dev channel.
To activate this feature, you need to follow some steps:
- Make sure you are using the Dev or Canary version of Chrome or Edge, respectively;
- Go to about:flags or edge://flags, depending on the browser.
- Find and enable the flag Experimental Web Platform features.
- Restart the browser.
- Visit YouTube or other video streaming platform supporting P-i-P, and then run any video.
- Double-click videos right-click and select Picture-in-Picture.
- Hover the mouse over the PiP window to see the mute button in the lower left corner, click on it to mute the video to turn it off, press again.
It should be noted that the above step-by-step guide works in both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Also available in other browsers based on earlier versions of Chrome.
It is not specified when a new opportunity will appear in the release. Most likely it will be in the Assembly 74 or 75. And about testing the new Microsoft Edge can be read in our large material.