Picture-in-Picture mode is a great addition to macOS Sierra. Basically, once enabled, Picture-in-Picture pins your video to the top of your Mac’s screen and stays there until you decide to do something with it. This allows you to play a video while accomplishing other tasks.
Last year, Apple refreshed its MacBook lineup of laptops, introducing dozens of changes and new features. One such change is Touch Bar, which sits at the top of the keyboard and replaces the function keys. Basically, the Touch Bar adapts to what app you are using and offers shortcuts and app controls. In this case, you can quickly turn on Picture-in-Picture on your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with a simple tap.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to use Picture-in-Picture on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Before we begin, note that you need to have a modern version of macOS (macOS Sierra or newer).
How to enable Picture-in-Picture mode on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Step one: First off, you need to open Safari on your Mac and then head to any website you want to play videos in Picture-in-Picture
Step two: Next up, select the video you wish to play and hit the Play button to proceed
Step three: Once you are done, you will see Picture-in-Picture button in the Touch Bar, so you simply need to tap on it. Your video will be pinned to the top right side of your screen. You now can use your Mac for other tasks like browsing the web or opening a photo.
How to enable Picture-in-Picture mode in YouTube on your Mac
Picture-in-Picture doesn’t work with the YouTube app, but with some useful tricks, it’s possible to watch YouTube in PiP mode while doing other things on your Mac. Here is how.
Step one: Open Safari on your Mac and then visit YouTube.com and then select the video you want to play in PiP mode
Step two: Once you are done, right-click on the video and do it again
Step three: Select Enter Picture-in-Picture from the list of options.
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