Will Google Chrome force users to view ads in Picture-in-Picture mode?

Google is rolling out a new update for the Chrome Canary and Dev, which will bring a change to its ‘picture-in-picture’ view. The most prominent change in the update is the absence of the mute button from the Chrome PiP that was added to the program in February.

However, according to a Chromium commit, the mute button will be removed along with the new update. Google has also highlighted that they will be removing the ‘Skip Ads’ button in the update. The button is a feature that is available in most websites including YouTube but Google is planning to remove the option. However, users can skip the ads through the full-screen mode.


Although Chrome engineers have issued a statement in this regard, it is not yet confirmed whether the changes will be permanent or an experiment from the tech giant. As of now, the options will be restricted to the users who will have to go back to the original skip or mute the tab to avoid the advertisements.



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