Nine months after testing PiP, or picture in picture for its iOS app, YouTube thought it was redundant and removed the feature.
The Picture in Picture feature on iPhone was enabled as an “experiment” in the iOS YouTube app in August 2021. Apparently, the video platform giant has decided not to keep it close and removed the option from user’s sight in April of this year.
Currently there is no way to enable or disable PiP. On the web version, the icon is still there, but YouTube says it’s “disabled.” However, there are still users who can access it, but there is no time frame on which they can continue to enjoy it.
Picture in Picture was an option in YouTube Premium, so not everyone could access it. All is not lost though, as PiP will still be available on YouTube TV since it was activated in March 2022.