Youtube Tweets Ios 15+ Users Will Get Picture-In-Picture Feature ‘In a Matter of Days’, Update Youtube Clarifies

Youtube Tweets Ios 15+ Users Will Get Picture-In-Picture Feature ‘In a Matter of Days’, Update Youtube Clarifies

YouTube has been slower than others to test picture-in-picture functionality for iOS, but it will be available in a “matter of days,” according to a tweet. Update: The YouTube Twitter account returned to “clarify” its previous — and plainly erroneous — comment regarding the accelerated time to introduction of this long-awaited feature, causing significant confusion. Do you have an iPhone or iPad? If that’s the case, the Picture-in-Picture functionality is currently being rolled out and should be accessible in a few days on all iOS 15+ devices. If necessary, retweet @ us.

A person recently complained on Twitter about having trouble using the experimental function. After many testing, YouTube’s Twitter reaction indicates that the functionality is now coming to its normal YouTube service, and that all subscribers (premium and non-premium) will soon be able to use it. The test phase for Premium customers was expected to finish on October 31st, as originally stated in June 2021. According to the YouTube experiments page, it was later extended until April 8.

“Picture-in-picture is now rolling out to your iOS 15+ devices,” YouTube TV tweeted on March 30, 2022. The functionality would be accessible to iOS users of the flagship YouTube app in the “coming months,” according to a YouTube spokeswoman at the time. According to a tweet from YouTube, it looks that it will be available for iPhones and iPads in the coming days. However, as it turns out, this is inaccurate. After news outlets (including ours) reported on the change in the debut date, YouTube took to twitter to explain its position.

The PiP function for the YouTube TV app, which was just launched, was the subject of the business’s tweet, according to the company. However, the individual who provoked YouTube’s response in the first place was not inquiring about YouTube TV. The person even specifically tagged the YouTube and YouTube India accounts, and referred to the app in question as just “YouTube,” not “YouTube TV.” YouTube appears to have gotten this one incorrect. YouTube picture-in-picture has been hit-or-miss in terms of availability, with the functionality operating via workarounds on the YouTube website on Safari on iOS, while PiP on the native iOS app was still an “experiment.” Some users have turned to Shortcuts to turn off the site’s built-in settings that deactivate PiP.

Neal Mohan, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, said a few months ago that “new products and tools…rolling out in 2022.” And it appears that the corporation has kept its word with this picture-in-picture functionality, as well as many other improvements. YouTube is introducing filtering options, which was also revealed a few days ago, to make it easier for users to discover the video they’re looking for. This offers filtering and sorting options under the video tab of a YouTube channel, allowing users to select by content type: video, VOD, Shorts, and Live. This launch will be available on both iOS and Android devices.