How to Use Picture in Picture in Microsoft Edge

The picture in picture mode displays the video in a floating window that stays on top of other windows until it is closed or you click the “Back to tab.”

In this post, you’ll see how to use the picture in picture (PIP) mode on the Edge browser.

You’ll also see the steps to get the Global Media Controls icon. I am using Windows 11 PC in this case. Let’s begin.

How to Use Microsoft Edge PIP Mode

Open Edge.

Open a YouTube video that you like.

Once you have right-clicked the video twice, you will see the option “Picture in picture.” Click on that.

That’s all. You can now watch the video in PIP mode.

Move the floating window anywhere on the screen, and you can resize it if you need to. You can minimize the browser window if you wish.

If you hover over the video in PIP mode, you will see three options:

The Play or Pause icon, the X icon that closes PIP mode, and the “Back to tab” that takes you to the tab that contains the video.

See: How to Disable Cast Media to Device in Microsoft Edge


Follow these steps to get the Global Media Controls icon on the Edge toolbar:

Type edge://flags in the Edge address bar and press the Enter key.

In the search box at the top, type global media.

Open the drop-down list next to these flags: Global Media Controls and Global Media Control Picture-in-Picture.

Select “Enabled” for both. Hit the “Restart” button.

That’s it.

Here’s how you can use this icon to enter PIP mode:

Play a video. You can find the Global Media Controls icon in the upper right corner. Click on it.

Click on the PIP icon.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Use Picture in Picture in Microsoft Edge,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.