How to Use PIP on 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 the Back to tab icon is clicked.

You will learn how to use the picture in picture (PIP) mode on Edge in this post.

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


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.

Feel free to 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 icon that takes you to the tab that contains the video.


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

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

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.

Press the Restart button.

That’s it.

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

Play a video.

The Global Media Controls icon can be found in the upper right corner. Click on it.

Click on the PIP icon.

That’s all.