YouTube’s Premium Subscribers Might Get This New Feature

One of the biggest qualms that people had about YouTube was that there was no way to use the app in the background. Quite a few users would prefer to play a video on YouTube and continue with other aspects of their mobile phone usage similarly to how they would function if they were using it on desktop. YouTube has tried to create a few fixes for this, with most of these solutions being reserved for premium members of the service who pay a subscription fee.

The most useful feature that can allow users to watch YouTube videos in the background is the Picture in Picture feature. This basically allows you to navigate away from the YouTube app and continue watching your video in a miniplayer that you can adjust. Unfortunately, iOS users have not been able to access this picture for quite some time now. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that YouTube might actually give iOS users this type of experience sooner rather than later.

YouTube will also likely roll this feature out to non-paying YouTube users so long as they watch the ads that come with that type of usage. However, one thing to note here is that Picture in Picture display does not extend to music and the like, at least for people that don’t pay for YouTube Premium for whatever reason is relevant to them. Regardless, this is a useful feature that most users are going to be happy to get whenever it does get rolled out for those that utilize iOS.

That’s not the only new feature that YouTube might be getting either. The platform is testing out a new way to browse through comments that, if enabled, will display comments next to the video in a scrollable format. This will make it significantly easier for you to look through comments whilst also having the video in full view, something that the old format failed to provide. Most users will be excited for both of these features and will be anxiously awaiting their rollout.

H/T: 9to5G.

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